repentance

In the quiet and secret place, I’ve been crying out to God for our nation but invariably my prayers turn toward the Body of Christ. Will change come to our nation unless the Body of Christ repents for her love affair with the world?

My heart’s cry is that she would wake up and turn from her passionate pursuit of the things of the world and instead passionately pursue the Lover of her soul, her first love, Jesus.

The word says, judgment begins in the house of God (1 Peter 4:17) and that love of the world is enmity to God (James 4:4). How can those who call themselves God’s own be so carnally minded? We must turn our hearts back to our Lover, back to the One who’s image we bear.

Repentance is evidence of Gods mercy. We need a whole lot of mercy to be poured out on this nation and God’s people must lead the way. Repent today. Turn away from the lusts of your flesh and position yourself (submit) to receive the blessing of His mercy and forgiveness.

Humble yourself. Repent. He is drawn to humility and repentance like flies are drawn to honey – He can’t keep Himself away. We need His presence and we, God’s children, need to be full of Him, we need to love His presence more than we love anything.

I leave you with this:

“Humility Cures Worldliness:”

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:7-10 NKJV

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