Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Gift of Repentance

Hello Friends,

Have you ever asked yourself, "If I am truly sorry for my sins, why do I keep repeating them?"  The answer is, at least in part, because salvation is a process.  But even in the exercise and honesty of repentance we are assured that God is working in our hearts.

I like what C. H. Spurgeon said, "Genuine, spiritual mourning for sin is the work of the Spirit of God. Repentance is too choice a flower to grow in nature’s garden. Pearls grow naturally in oysters, but penitence never shows itself in sinners except divine grace works it in them."

It is good to have a repentant heart.  It is better to remember the purpose of repentance - to draw us back to the Father who grows in us the heart of Christ.

Be well...and may God bless you, Kirk McCormick