Tuesday, November 5, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Victorious Living  Day 31

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter         2 Corinthians 7:10-11

The Bible says that godly grief (sorrow) produces repentance.  It’s godly grief!  It’s the sorrow, shame, and suffering we feel when we’ve chosen death in some area of our lives and we’re able to acknowledge that we’ve been duped by the devil to live in death rather than life.  But because God is involved, we can be involved with God.  This sorrow isn’t about disappointing mom, it’s about disobeying the Master and this godly grief is something that’s going to happen.  Remember, because God is involved, we can be involved with God.  We get involved with God through what the Bible calls “repentance”.  Repentance is the process of exchanging our perspectives, passions, purposes, and practices for God’s perspective, passion, purpose, and practices.  It’s what happens when we confess our selfish attitudes, appetites, and ambitions as sin and we choose God’s word, way and will for our lives.  Repentance is not a one-time event in life but a lifetime exercise for life.  And remember, if God is involved, we can be involved with God.  When we repent, we can receive because He will respond.

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