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Welcome to Teshuvah Day 32- The Days of Awe

2 Corinthians 7:10 godly sorrow that leads to repentance never to be repented of again, leading to salvation. I would say that is indeed a good sorrow.

“Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to The LORD your God, for He is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.

Welcome to Teshuvah

 

Teshuvah

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Repent confess

And start anew

With vows of peace

Yes push through

 

Into the ways

And will of God

Until at last

Your feet are shod

 

Readied feet

Prepared in peace

Appointed times

God’s Holy Feasts

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For there is a way

Known to man

The end destructive

Not God’s plan

 

Change your mind

Rend your heart

Today is the day

For a brand new start

 

Laurette laster © 2017 September

 

Joel 2:13 NLT

“Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to The LORD your God, for He is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.

 

 

During the Days of Awe we confess and repent. This is the time the books of heaven are said to be open.

True repentance is never late and late repentance is never true.

Teshuvah, Return, bring forth fruit worthy of repentance.

During this season of Teshuvah we are being wooed to come back to our first love.

The Days of Awe………

Repentance has many sides and one of them is praise. We consider who God is and this leads us to praise!

Realizing God is calling us to return to Him, we are amazed with wonder. When we realize God Almighty, The Creator of the universe and Creator of everything we see and touch, knows our name, it is a game changer.

The wonder and awe of a God, who so loves us, that He is saying, come up here, come meet with Me. I want to meet with you, I long to fellowship with you. The seasons, or appointed times are set in eternity. They come around in order that we may acknowledge who God is, and in acknowledging Him, we return to Him.

Our Father is gracious, forgiving wickedness, sin and rebellion.

Today if you are a recipient of the kindness of God, He is looking for ROI- Return On Investment. It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance.

Can there be good sorrow? The Bible tells of such sorrow.

2 Corinthians 7:10 godly sorrow that leads to repentance never to be repented of again, leading to salvation. I would say that is indeed a good sorrow.

NLT version- for the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There is no regret for this kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.

This sorrow and/or repentance will produce 7 things:

  1. Earnestness- ready to clear ourselves of the charges against us.
  2. Concern to clear ourselves- disgusted with the wrong we have done.
  3. Indignation- afraid of reaping what we’ve shown.
  4. Such alarm – because of our choices and actions.
  5. A longing to see God- understanding that our sin hinders intimacy with God.
  6. Zeal- willing to do whatever it takes.
  7. A readiness to see justice done and people led away from the enemies snare. We desire to be on Gods side.

Then we know we have done everything necessary to make things right.

When we repent at this level we praise God for His mercy. We understand and know we deserved judgment but instead we received mercy, why, because of His great love for us.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

 

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette