8:30 am & 10:30 am
It’s the GOODNESS of GOD! Paul the Apostle, with the revelation of the Holy Spirit, shares these words in his letter to the Romans, Chapter 2, verse 4, “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Sometimes before we...
Read and meditate upon the scriptures. Think about what information is included, what it means, and how you can apply it to your life. Be sure to journal your thoughts!
Listen to Pat Miller, Senior Pastor of Groundbreakers Church in Berkeley Heights, NJ, a Local Church that is part of Gospel Mission Network.
"I was actually raised in the Church. But... from age 15 to about 30, I was doing what I wanted to do. I was very selfish... smoking a lot of pot, chasing a lot of girls, gambling, drugs... and became an alcoholic... Then got a second DUI... being hit with a felony... 4 years in prison...
I just sat there... God I know I haven't talked to you in a long time...'" —
Think and journal your answers to the following questions to go deeper into today's scripture and meditation.
What has been your view of repentance in the past? What was positive? What was negative?
Why does the Bible say that the goodness of God leads us to repentance?
What is going to be the result of you looking at repentance differently?
Many times we say we want to repent but fall short of really making the commitment. Think deeply in prayer about what you now believe about repentance and begin to identify the things you believe the Lord is bringing to your heart to repent of.
Make your decision to repent and begin afresh with God!
LIVE IT OUT
The key to growing in the Lord is to not only "hear" God's Word but to apply it to our lives.