For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 7:10
Many Christians get the difference between remorse and repentance mixed up. Remorse is getting a ticket for speeding on the freeway; your remorseful because you were caught. Repentance is being sorry enough to stop what you are doing and change your behavior.
Lord, show us what it takes to truly repent and turn away from any behaviors that may cause us to stumble.
Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.”
I love Peter! He gives me so much hope as a follower of Christ. This guy failed so many times, yet was one of Jesus’ closest disciples. There are so many times when I get it wrong. I’ll think I know when and how God is going to accomplish something and fall flat on my face!
Lord forgive me for second guessing you. Forgive me for jumping the gun. Thank you for showing us through Peter, that you are patient and your grace runs deep! Amen
My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can!
There are many positive things in life that would never happen without a prior setback. Your ability to grow is an increase in your ability to persevere. I know, it never feels that way in the beginning, but as you realize God uses these times for positive change it softens the blow.
Expect that God will do the miraculous and surprise you, outdoing what your expectations limited you to thinking could ever be possible!
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.”
This has always been my prayer; that our home would be overflowing with fellowship. Being with other believers. Sharing with those who do not yet know Christ. We should all hope that our focus is on expanding God’s kingdom.
May your home, or wherever you may be, be overflowing with the love of Jesus!