Repent and Live
Today's devotion is based on Ezekiel 33:10-11, The Lord says, "I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live."
This verse reminds us that God loves us and wants us to have life. He doesn't want us to die in our sins. But to experience God has life for us, we must repent of our sins and turn to Him.
What does it mean to repent? It means to change our minds about sin. It means realizing that sin is wrong and separates us from God. It also means to turn away from sin and to turn to God for forgiveness. When we repent, God forgives us of our sins and gives us eternal life. He also gives us the Holy Spirit to help us live a holy life.
So, if you carry the burden of sin, I encourage you to repent today. Turn away from your sins and turn to Jesus. He will forgive you and give you a new life.
Please pray with me: I know I am a sinner. I have done things that are wrong and that have displeased you. I deserve your eternal wrath. But I also know that you love and want to forgive me, for Jesus' sake. I repent of my sins, and I turn to you for forgiveness. I ask you to wash me clean in Jesus's blood and give me a new heart. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to you and to share your love with others. In Jesus' name, amen