Jesus’ offer of rest isn’t just for our bodies and burden-laden lives, but for our souls. Our hearts. Our minds. It’s a total package.
Once we’ve surrendered our life to Him and accepted His gift of Salvation, He invites us to repent of our sins and unbelief.
Our greatest oppression isn’t a result of the pressures that plague our burden-laden lives but the condition of our heart.
When we don’t guard our heart, we give Satan access to it. Inviting him to influence our thoughts and actions. To lure us by our desires until we rationalize, compromise, and sin—and sin always comes with guilt and shame. From there he subtly skews our perception by directing our thoughts to ourselves and our circumstances and away from God. Once he’s altered our vision, he cultivates our mind with hopelessness and worry until we’re ready for his seeds of doubt. Doubt in God’s goodness, love, grace, guidance, control, forgiveness—and existence.
Satan masterfully manipulates our sin and accompanying guilt and shame to keep us in bondage and unable/unwilling to see the Truth. His lies convince us we’re less than we are. That God no longer loves us or wants us. His goal is make us complacent and ineffective. To put out our Light.
But Jesus reaches out!
His Light pierces the darkness—dispelling the lies with His Truth. He invites us to lay down our sin, shame, and guilt—to repent and be forgiven. To be free of the burdens that weigh down our soul. To believe.
Will you take Him up on His offer?
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. (Romans 8:1-2)
If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (1 John 1:9)
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5 thoughts on “Take 5: Come To Me–Repent and Be Forgiven”
Dear My Beloved Sister in Christ Mrs. Cheyenne Olson, Great Preacher and Beloved Teacher. Thank you for your care to send to me your daily devotional readings. All are wonderful, because you are wonderful, you are sweet and nice in all your actions, thank you became you encourage me to read and search in the Holy Bible, it is the Best time we read together words of God, really, you are gift from God to your family and for me and an angel God sent you from so far distance. We love you too much, I would like to be with you. You became one of my family members.Come to Me, Repent and Be For given, Jesus offer of rest for our sauls, our hearts and our minds not our bodies. We say to ourselves. Why we need to repent if we have secured that we will go to heaven by our faith only?!!! then Why we repent?!!! Although we baptized and became christians accepted Jesus Savior, but in this world in our daily life we face many problems and troubles most of it came fro Satan who influence our minds and thoughts till we believe him and be separated away from God’s presence. For that Jesus invites us to repent and confess our sins to be again in His presence. By the following: 1-We have to resist the devil and he will flee from you. read (James 4:7). 2- We have to fight confess our sins to receive mercy read ( Proverbs 28:13). 3- Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation, read (2Corinthians 7:10). 4- There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.read (Romans 8:1-2). 5-He forgive our sins if we confess it. read (John 1:9) and it is very important : Fasting & Praying. God bless you and your family as well all staff working with you in your ministry, we all love you and pray for you. You are very very dear to my heart and in my thoughts and mind. You are also in my folks mind and heart. Much love. Your Brother in Christ. Mr. Sabry Abdo Elias. firstname.lastname@example.org ———–With my Best regards to your husband and your Son Macron and his girl friend and to her mother Kelly and Eve and Andy McGuire. Wish you all a Blessed Day.
On Tue, 1 Sep 2020, 8:23 p.m. Vibrant Relevance, wrote:
> Cheyenne Olson posted: ” Jesus’ offer of rest isn’t just for our bodies > and burden-laden lives, but for our souls. Our hearts. Our minds. It’s a > total package. Once we’ve surrendered our life to Him and accepted His gift > of Salvation, He invites us to repent of our sins a” >
We r so blessed that Jesus reaches out for us!