Repentance is a positive attitude

What are you repenting for when you are in love?
Is there any room for repentance when your love is very smooth? Repentance is retracting your step from the old ways of life you lived or live.
Remove repentance out of love and you find failure. The problem in marriage is that either the husband or wife is stiff from the pattern of life he or she lives.
“When there is no repentance, there is no compromise”
Un repentance achieve ” I don’t care” attitude because it beclouds once reasoning and hijacks or inhibits once real person. It is not your actions only that you have to repent on but as well repents on your character, because your character characterizes your action.
“It is when you have repented and become free from any doubt, that you know what the world thinks of you and what you think of the world”
For you to enjoy blissful love and experience peaceful home, you must have to repent, ranging from words, omission, commission and thought.
Words: what you always talk and how you talk matters a lot.
Omission: what you always omit to do influences positively or negatively.
Commission: what you commit, what you commit, where you commit, and how you commit weigh the strength, capability and capacity of your love
Thought: what you think of yourself, your partner ,family and children is the bedrock of what you beget in your home.
Some think negatively, therefore, your character and action shall be negative because that is what the sub- conscieness has assimilated.
“Where you will go tomorrow and what you will be tomorrow starts from the mind”
The scripture said ” all have sinned and run short of the glory of God” perfection is not attributed to moral being and since men are mortal on one is perfect , that marriage. Some ladies and men, a day to their white wedding, still sleep with their ex – friend ie lack of repentance.
If you have been having Pre marital sex before you found that person you think is “Mr or Mrs Right” then you should stop. Abstain from you old immoral ways before going into marriage. If you are a fraud star, thief, prostitute, gossip monger e.t.c then before going into marriage stop marriage stop any form of immoral life you are living and concentrate in your marriage.
What is that you do which can endanger your marriage, it is better to avoid it before it turns to regret. Marriage is not a short while, it is everlasting , so don’t think that the danger might not come up soon, even if the danger comes up twenty year later, the nitty- gritty is that the marriage has been endangered, affected, and probably hurt both partner and children
Finally, most people feel love while others might be loved but your unrepentant spirit can make you to remain in isolate. You cannot give what you don’t have , so the only thing you can give to your family is retracting your steps.

The Pharisees believed they were righteous because of their actions. Jesus turned things upside down when He stated that true righteousness stems from a heart that longs to please God.

We should be more focused on our minds than our actions. Why? Because when our heart and minds are in line, our actions follow. And not only do our actions follow, but they stem from an obedient heart with good intentions. The Pharisees had their good deeds, but they weren’t following God with their hearts. Their good deeds stemmed from pride and the need to look good in front of others.

The Pharisees believed they were righteous because of their actions. Jesus turned things upside down when He stated that true righteousness stems from a heart that longs to please God.

We should be more focused on our minds than our actions. Why? Because when our heart and minds are in line, our actions follow. And not only do our actions follow, but they stem from an obedient heart with good intentions. The Pharisees had their good deeds, but they weren’t following God with their hearts. Their good deeds stemmed from pride and the need to look good in front of others.

Notice that God does not call disobedient people to tear their garments (external behaviour) but to tear their heart (sorrow for sin with an accompanying desire to change). Changing external behaviour in word or deed without the necessary internal change (belief, thoughts, motives, and desires) is akin to sticking apples on an orange tree. The fruit may look different, but the root is unchanged. Similarly, with repentance the heart is the issue. When the heart is profoundly changed the consequence will be a change of action. If the heart is unchanged then any behavioural adjustments will be temporary.

The second thing we can notice in the passage is true repentance is rewarded with wonderful and gracious promises from a faithful God. He will show grace, mercy, and patience. The gospel message is filled with hope for the repentant believer.

What are the signs of genuine repentance?

Paul, in writing to the Corinthians, states that there is “godly sorrow” and “sorrow of the world”:

“For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death”  (2 Corinthians 7:10).

Godly sorrow honours God, trusts in the grace of the Lord Jesus and is enabled by the indwelling Holy Spirit. It comes from a change of heart that has thought differently and produced deeds in line with that change. Examples of those who showed “godly sorrow” include Joseph’s brothers (Genesis 42-45) and the Corinthian believers (2 Corinthians 7).

The “sorrow of the world” has not honoured God and is often associated with remorse over the consequences of sin. Judas (Matthew 27) and Esau (Genesis 27) are examples of individuals who displayed “the sorrow of the world”.

Is there any way I can make a judgement about my repentance? How can I know it is not just remorse? How can I discern if someone else’s repentance is genuine? I will suggest four tests that we can use to help answer those questions.

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