The cross is the place where God’s will crosses yours. We can then say we are carrying our Cross, WHEN WE DROP OUR OWN WILL AND LIFT UP THE WILL OF GOD AS OUR ONLY CHOICE. To accept the cross is to decide to align yourself with the will of God. The cross is the place of execution.
Is repentance a change of mind or a change of direction? What does repent mean?
Repentance involves recognizing that you have thought wrongly in the past and determining to think rightly in the future. The repentant person has “second thoughts” about the mindset he formerly embraced. There is a change of disposition and a new way of thinking about God, about sin, about holiness, and about doing God’s will. True repentance is prompted by “godly sorrow,” and it “leads to salvation” (2 Corinthians 7:10).
In the Bible, repentance results in a change in behavior. That is why John the Baptist called people to “produce fruit in keeping with repentance” (Matthew 3:8). A person who has truly repented of his sin and exercised faith in Christ will give evidence of a changed life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:19–23; James 2:14–26).
Repentance, properly defined, is necessary for salvation. Biblical repentance is changing your mind about your sin—no longer is sin something to toy with; it is something to be forsaken as we “flee from the coming wrath” (Matthew 3:7). It is also changing your mind about Jesus Christ—no longer is He to be mocked, discounted, or ignored; He is the Savior to be clung to; He is the Lord to be worshiped and adored.
♥ True Repentance leads a person to say,
“I have sinned” and prove it with a 180-
degree Change of their direction.
♥ Repentance requires True Brokenness.
♥ Repentance is NOT asking the Lord for
forgiveness with the intent to sin
♥ Repentance is an Honest, Regretful
acknowledgement of sin with
commitment to Change.
♥ Repentance leads us to Cultivate
godliness while Eradicating habits that
lead into sin.
12 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
ברוך אתה יהוה אלוהים מלך היקום
Baruch Atah YHWH Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam
Blessed are You YHWH our GOD King of the Universe