Come Before the Lord in Humility and Repentance

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Happy Thursday Saints.

Isaiah 1:16 “WASH AND MAKE YOURSELVES CLEAN. TAKE YOUR EVIL DEEDS OUT OF MY SIGHT; STOP DOING WRONG.”

In today’s verse, we are called to cleanse ourselves and rid ourselves of evil deeds before the presence of the Lord. This verse serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of obedience and REPENTANCE in our relationship with God.

Just as physical cleanliness is essential for our well-being, spiritual cleanliness is vital for our relationship with God. Sin acts as a barrier between us and God, hindering our communion with Him. It’s only through repentance and our faith in Christ that we can remove this barrier and draw closer to the Lord.

God calls us to take action in cleansing ourselves. It’s not enough to simply acknowledge our sins and say, ‘sorry’ to God; we must actively TURN AWAY from them and pursue righteousness.

This process may be challenging, requiring us to confront our wrongdoings and make changes in our lives. However, through God’s grace and strength, we can overcome sin and experience His forgiveness and redemption.

As we reflect on Isaiah 1:16, let’s examine our hearts and lives before the Lord. Are there areas of disobedience or sin that we need to acknowledge and STOP DOING?

Are there behaviours or attitudes that are hindering our relationship with God? Let’s not hesitate to come before the Lord in humility and repentance, seeking His cleansing and restoration.

May you be encouraged by the promise of redemption and transformation that comes through faith in Christ and a willingness to obey His Word.

Embrace the call to wash yourself clean by the grace of God – knowing that God is faithful to forgive you, cleanse you of all unrighteousness, and restore you as you come before Him with a contrite heart.

May you walk in obedience and righteousness, experiencing the fullness of God’s love and grace in your life.

Have a wonderful day. God bless and lots’a love,

Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff