Daily Inspiration: Lenten Actions that Bring Healing 3
March 4, 2020, 4:00 AM

2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. (ESV)

 

Thought for Today

The tripartite Lenten prescription for healing our brokenness is (1) Contrition: feeling genuinely sorry for your sin; (2) Confession: telling the truth about what you have thought, said or done; and (3) Repentance. Repentance literally means to turn around and walk in the opposite direction. In ILS chapel this week Kari Larsen placed a cup before the children upside down. She explained that God longs to pour out blessings upon His people, but when we are actively engaged in sin we turn our backs on God. She then began to pour sweet tea onto the upturned cup to demonstrate how little it could hold that way. She then explained that when we repent we turn away from our sin, which turns us back toward God. When we are facing God He can pour His blessings into our lives. It was a simple, yet powerful, image of repentance. Which way are you facing today? Is there an area in your life that is turned away from God? Consider repenting and being restored to the flow of His blessing.

 

Prayer

Holy Lord, give me the strength to turn any area of my life that is facing the wrong way back to You. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

One moment of prayer, of weak worship, confused contrition, tepid thanksgiving, or pitiful petition will bring us closer to God than all the books of theology in the world. ― Peter Kreeft

 

Quote of the Day

Everyone goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. — Voltaire

Post a Comment