Have a repentant heart.

Matthew 3:8 Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. As long as you live in this earth, you will make mistakes, there are times when you might not obey God. The main thing is to have a repentant heart when the Holy Spirit correct you. Numbers 22:34 And Balaam said to the Angel of the LORD, “I have sinned, for I did not know You stood in the way against me. Now therefore, if it displeases You, I will turn back.”

Christ came to reconcile us with God. Balaam disobeyed God and after the Holy Spirit corrected him, he repentant. Pride mostly stand on our way to repentance. God looks at the heart. David is the great example for a man with repentant heart hence he was referred to as a man after God’s heart. Even after committing an error he will pour out his heart before God.

Psalm 51:1-13 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. [2] Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. [3] For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. [4] Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight- That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge. [5] Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. [6] Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. [7] Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. [8] Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. [9] Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. [10] Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. [11] Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. [12] Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. [13] Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.

Repentance is Liberty.

There are 3 people who know about your wrong doings, the devil, you and God. The devil will always use your sins to stop you from reaching out to God. Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. God want you to come to Him with your weakness but the devil uses your weaknesses to move you away from God.

When you repent, you free yourself from him. The devil no longer has a leg to stand on. He can not accuse you of anything.

Accept people the way they come. Celebrate those who are coming back to God regardless of what they were doing before coming to church.

Luke 15:32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ”. When the sinners come to church because they have repented, instead of welcoming them sometimes Christians judge them because of what they were doing. Don’t look at a person from their point of weakness because tomorrow they can be your strength. The problem that the next person to you have should make you love him, sometimes that can be the problem that send him to Jesus.

Repent of your sins and turn to God or you will perish

Luke 13:2-5 “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered? Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God. And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem? No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”