Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19 KJV
Repent simply means to turn away from. Here it is talking about turning away from sin. And you will be converted.
One of the definitions for converted is having been adapted to be suitable for a new purpose. When we repent from our sin then confess it to God we are changed from the inside out being transformed for the new purpose God has for us.
God’s word puts it this you are new creation in Christ the old has passed away and the new has come (2 Cor 5:17 paraphrased)
I don’t know about you, but that gives me so much hope for my future. To know that the old drinking, drugging, and lying me has a chance at being adapted/changed into a brand new creation with a new purpose in life.
My part in all of this is to repent (turn away from) from the people, behaviors, and actions that are separating me from Jesus. His part is that when I repent, He will make me new from the inside out. Sounds like a really good deal to me. A win win scenario!
Today, I ask you to join me in turning away from those things that are separating us from Jesus. And rejoice in the fact that He is in the process of changing us into the people He created us to be.
Until next time blessings and healing