Here’s a second sneak peek at Whispers of Rest in the Storm.
Day 10 Rest in Repentance
Repentance is not a onetime event.
1 John 1:8 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.”
Remember how rest has a few definitions? Rest means to recover strength, and it also means to refresh oneself.
John gives us cover by blatantly writing that we sin, and if we say we don’t sin the truth is not in us! We can unashamedly kneel and repent. We need a change in perspective of repentance from negative to a time of refreshing.
Repentance is the only no-shame way to refresh our souls. In repentance, we say that God is bigger than us. His ways are right, and our ways are wrong. Keeping a short account keeps us aware of Jesus’s blood and the comfort of the Holy Spirit constantly.
You have heard that God is for you. It’s an encouraging platitude that can keep us living in pride.James 4: 6 says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” If we are proud and refuse to repent, then God opposes us. The Greek word means that He resists us like a football player stiff arming the coming opponent.
When we rest in repentance, it feels like death. As we refresh ourselves in repentance whatever is proud will die, and we will be made alive in Christ.