Harvest Repentance: It's a Process

Thursday, October 17, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg

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I accepted Jesus as my Savior 27 years ago.  In that time God has brought healing, growth, freedom, insight, and expanded my heart in more directions than I can tell you.  That’s the good news.

The also-good news is that He is not finished with me yet. That’s a nice way of saying He still has A LOT of clean up to do in my heart and mind. 

God knows exactly which areas need to be worked on, and in what order.  “Okay, Debbie, first we’re going to take care of this area of Pride.  Then we’ll tackle some Selfishness.  Next will be Judgmentalism, followed by Stubbornness, Complaining, another area of Pride, some Self-Control…”  Oy.  I’m getting a headache just thinking about it.  Maybe it’s all the dust.

When we repent of our sin and ask Jesus to be Savior and Lord of our lives we get a clean slate.  Our sins—past, present, and future—are washed away.  That doesn’t mean we are perfect, but we are being perfected by the Holy Spirit working in us. 

Transformation is a process we are all going through, and repentance is part of it.  Only God can convict a person of sin.  Only God can lead someone to repentance.  And, only God can clean us up, IF we let Him. 

Do you know that area of sin your neighbor has, the one that drives you bonkers?  Maybe God hasn’t cleaned that area yet.  AND, maybe He hasn’t cleaned that area in you, either.  If our neighbors drive us bonkers, there’s a good chance we drive them bonkers, too.

We are all at various stages in the Great Restoration.  Let’s assume God is working.  Let’s assume pursuit of holiness.  Let’s assume repentance is coming. 

Let’s have a little Grace for each other. 

I’m sure that 27 years from now I’ll still be repenting and being cleaned up.

There’s a good chance you will, too.

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