Repentance is More than just Apologising and Feeling Remorseful

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Happy Friday Saints.

Matthew 3:8 in the Amplified Bible says, “SO PRODUCE FRUIT THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH REPENTANCE. [DEMONSTRATING NEW BEHAVIOUR THAT PROVES A CHANGE OF HEART, AND A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO TURN AWAY FROM SIN.”

If you’ve had enough of apologising and saying “sorry” to people for what you’ve said or done, then CHANGE!

It’s one thing to be apologetic and regretful for what you’ve done, but if you keep repeating the same offensive behaviour over and over again, then you need to REPENT.

Repentance is more than just apologising and feeling remorseful about what we’ve said or done, it involves a CHANGE OF HEART AND A CONSCIOUS DECISION to TURN AWAY FROM the destructive behaviour.

True repentance produces FRUIT. It’s a decision to change and walk in the opposite direction. It involves putting a stop to the wrongdoings and replacing the negative behaviours with good actions.

And thank God that through the power of the Holy Spirit, CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. Our negative behaviours aren’t set in stone, and they don’t have to be a permanent part of our lives.

YOU CAN CHANGE. You can change the way you think, talk and act. You can use your words to encourage, build up, and love others. You can treat people with respect and kindness. You can do good and be loving. You can put others first and serve them with humility. You don’t have to hurt anyone – YOU CAN CHANGE.

If you’re tired of having to apologise all the time, start PRODUCING FRUIT THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH REPENTANCE.

Have a fantastic weekend. God bless and lots’a love, Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff