Have you repented? Repentance means change. I change my mind about God, about myself, about my fellow man. I change my way of living. But on my own I don’t have strength to change. I can’t change. I can’t become a Christian. Why? Because I’m “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1).
God has to help me change. He has to help me repent. And I have to say, “O God, help me to repent.” Not only do we have to repent, but by faith we must receive Christ into our hearts as Savior and Lord.
(Adapted from “What Is Truth?” in the March 2017 issue of Decision magazine)
Dear Lord, please show me anything for which I need to repent. I want to be fully surrendered to You as I trust You entirely. Please show me how to do that. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture quotation taken from The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Adapted from “What Is Truth?” by Billy Graham, Decision magazine, March 2017 ©1985 BGEA.