Repentance is the barrier between you and God.
- God wants you! He desires to have a relationship with each one of us – Revelation 3:20 (NKJV) – Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
- Matthew 4:17 – From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
We needed this season, this season of “Reset.”
- Repentance is all about change – Acts 2:38 (NKJV) – Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Repentance looks like something.
- Matthew 3:8 (NKJV) – Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance.
- Judgment begins in the house of the Lord – 1 Peter 4:17 – Judgement and change begins with us!
We are not to come out the same way we came in.
- Ezekiel 46:9 (NLT) – But when the people come in through the north gateway to worship the Lord during the religious festivals, they must leave by the south gateway. And those who entered through the south gateway must leave by the north gateway. They must never leave by the same gateway they came in, but must always use the opposite gateway.
Your repentance will determine whether or not you fulfill your God-given purpose here on earth.
- Attitude by Chuck Swindoll – “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
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