Take a few moments to lean in and listen to these encouraging, inspiring words from your Spiritual Bridegroom today:
“My holy bride, confession and repentance are healthy habits that will benefit you when you realize your thoughts, feelings, and actions aren’t reflecting your new heart in Me.”
“Confession simply means to agree with Me that the ways in which you are thinking, feeling, and acting aren’t in harmony with My Spirit.”
“This usually happens when you take your focus off of our holy union and your peace and joy diminish.”
“Repentance simply means to stop paying attention to the disturbing circumstances surrounding you and the distressing noise in your head and start focusing on what is true in your new heart—Me and you, together forever.”
“Vibrant new life is expressed through your thoughts, feelings, and actions when you exercise trusting dependence on My powerful Presence within you.”
“When you realize you are acting like someone you’re not, it makes perfect sense for you to experience godly sorrow that leads to repentance.”
“Telling Me you are sorry for not walking in the truth of your new identity by the power of My Spirit and thanking Me for the forgiveness that is already yours delights My heart!”
“Nevertheless, your confession and repentance don’t make you any cleaner or closer to Me.”
“My shed blood and your initial belief into Me secured an eternally clean heart for you through our holy union.”
“In light of your knowledge of your eternal cleanliness and closeness to Me, it is, however, important for you to realize that your complete forgiveness before Me will not shield you from the earthly consequences of your sin.”
“It also doesn’t mean that you don’t seek forgiveness from other people when you sin against them.”
“In order to maintain healthy relationships, admit your wrongdoing and seek forgiveness from the person you have injured.”
“And be quick to forgive others by the power of My indwelling Spirit when they sin against you.”
“I want you to wake up every morning believing that you stand completely forgiven in Me.”
“This may not be something you fully understand with your mind or feel with your emotions, but you can choose with your will to believe it, regardless of opposing thoughts or feelings.”
“With practice, you will find it easier to believe your way into a new way of feeling than to try to feel your way into a new way of believing.”
Dear reader, isn’t it wonderful that confession and repentance are not something we have to do to remain in “good standing” with Christ, but healthy habits for one whose identity in Him is forever flawless?
Inspired by 1 Corinthians 3:17; Hebrews 3:1; 4:14; 10:23; Ezekiel 36:26; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:16, 25; Romans 8:6; 2 Corinthians 7:9–11; Ephesians 1:7; 4:32; Colossians 1:13–14; 2:13–14; Hebrews 9:22; Colossians 3:12–13; Luke 23:34; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Galatians 2:20.
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