Each one of us have life changing moments: a brush with death; the death of a loved one; meeting a person; witnessing a tragedy; witnessing something amazing; experiencing something in a different light.
Below is a video posted by a beautiful and talented young woman by the name of Lindsey Stirling. Listen to the message she has at the end of the video.
Ever been to a new city, get on a road, and realize you are heading south instead of north? Wouldn’t it be nice of instead of having to drive what could be miles to find place where you can exit, you could just do a u-turn right where you were? If you are like me, you don’t because your afraid you might get caught making that u-turn; someone is going to notice your mistake. Or, perhaps we feel we are caught in the flow of traffic, and stuck with our decision; we feel we can’t turn around.
Fortunately, God wants us to notice our mistakes and allows us to immediately change directions and come back to him. There is no laughter, teasing, or shaming for heading in the wrong direction. Instead, he rejoices when we turn and head back to him. Despite what is going on in our lives, God will clear the road so we can turn around and head back home.
God’s love is like a gentle, warm, shower; you have to stand in it for it to work.
Let us face it, we Christians are not perfect. We are like everyone else and we sin just like everyone else. We do an injustice when we live in denial that we are still sinners or believe we are better than others. If anything, we should be even more conscious of our sins. We should have the courage to admit our wrongs and the strength to set things right.
Repentance is not a process in which we try to beat ourselves up for the mistakes of the past. Instead repentance empowers us to move out of the pain of sin by opening healing salve of love and forgiveness