Repentance & Holiness

4 thoughts on “Repentance & Holiness”

  1. You could not have made this any clearer! Oh how much we all need to take this to the Father, repent and humble ourselves before Him! Carrying a burden for the lost should be the deep desire of our soul!

  2. Brian, I ran across similar thoughts about holiness and repentance in a book I am currently reading. “”Forget about advancing with God if there is not an openness to repentance. Prayer is the avenue for God to change us and bring us to health. Spiritual health is impossible without holiness. Holiness is the essence of wholeness. And health cannot be obtained without ongoing repentance. Repentance is an admission of what is right and what is wrong; it is the recalibration of the inner moral compass. With repentance comes redirection. With repentance, we demonstrate humility. With repentance, we evidence not a respect for the holiness of God, but a hunger for it. Repentance keeps communion with God fresh. It is our apology to God for failings – yet it is not groveling! It is noble sensitivity. It is respectfulness. It is appreciation for holy values and Biblical ideals, for life-giving principles and behavioral benchmarks that characterize the true believer – it is aspiring to Christlikeness. Repentance gives birth to conversion – to change; without repentance, there is no change. Without change, without growth, there is no legitimate prayer life. Martin Luther declared, “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said ‘repent,’ he willed that the entire life of a believer be one of repentance.” (P. Douglas Small (2015-11-04 05:00:00+00:00). The Prayer Closet: Creating a Personal Prayer Room (Kindle Locations 805-814). Alive Publications. Kindle Edition. )

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