Psalms 51:16-21; Luke 18:1-14
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out
(ESV – Acts 3:19)
As we already knew, we have received God’s grace in Jesus Christ. We are saved. The consequence is we have to live according to God’s will. Unfortunately, we still commit sin and revolt against God’s words.
Paul wrote, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body” (Rom 6:12). It is very clear. Furthermore, he said, “Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.” (Rom 6:13). It becomes clearer for us. So, if we still commit sin, repent is the only way to receive God’s grace in Jesus Christ. Don’t let your life sinks in sin. There is still hope for us who want to repent from our sins.
Find out how many times you have revolted against God’s will and words. What do you think about yourself? Is it fine to live against God’s will and words? Now confess your sin and ask for forgiveness from God! Tell yourself that you will not commit sin anymore! Write down your promise as the example given bellow and attach it to your mirror, so every day you will see your own promise and try to fulfill it.
“Dear Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner. My words, my actions and my thoughts put me far from your truth. I confess and I ask for your forgiveness. I repent and I will not commit sin anymore. I will dedicate my heart, my thoughts, my feeling, my actions and my whole life only for seeking your truth and doing your will. Amen.”