“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19
Today’s Christian daily devotional
“What’s wrong?” John’s brow is furrowed in that way where I know something pretty heavy has got to be weighing on his mind.
“There’s this client of mine…” John has never been one to stress about his clients. So, I pull up a chair.
“And?” I peek at the computer screen, catching a glimpse of a hefty male.
“I’m worried about Jimmy. His cholesterol is through the roof. If he doesn’t get this under control, he’s in serious trouble.” John sighs heavily; I nod encouraging him to continue.
“I’ve done everything I can for the guy. I’ve created a custom meal plan…and even explained the exact times he needs to eat and why…” He shakes his head, perplexed.
“But Jimmy’s weight still hasn’t budged. It’s been two months! He’s just not listening to me.”
The picture of Jimmy flashes off the monitor.
At the start of every year, millions of people make the commitment to getting healthier.
John’s frustrating situation with Jimmy brings to mind the current state of our national ‘church health’. Many people go to church because they hunger to see their lives changed.
They may listen carefully to the preacher and even bother taking notes. But, those good intentions will lie dormant if they never bother to take those words of wisdom and actually apply it to their lives.
A commitment to change is never solidified unless there is an action to back it up. The dictionary’s definition of repentance is this: “To feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one’s life for the better. A complete one hundred and eighty degree turn-around.”
Acts 3:19 reminds us that when we want to see a real change, we will turn from our ways. Only then will we get to experience the rewards of our ‘commitment’.
How committed are you to seeing those changes you want in your life? Are you willing to back up your desires with the action? Read the word of God and then DO what it tells you to DO.
Your results are guaranteed—by God Himself!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I have said I’ve wanted change for years. I have even attempted to go to church thinking that by just being there I would receive a supernatural anointing. I figured somehow my life would get instantly better without any discipline on my part.
I see now that the wisdom I’ve heard can never have the power to change my life unless I put those principals learned into actual practice.
I am a human being with a mind of my own. I can choose to fool myself by thinking like a lazy person and not making the necessary changes, or I can choose to just do what needs to be done.
In Jesus’ precious name, let this season of foolish thinking be bound from my life forever. Lord, please let the season of refreshing begin. Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verse: Acts 3:19
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan