Experience God! Receive God’s Presence by Repentance with Joy!
This site shows HOW TO repent by training your heart to joyfully trade earthly dependencies for receiving God’s presence intensely by His grace. The principles you find here are effective for idolatry of the heart and unwanted behaviors! It is intended as a practical way for you to experience the deeper Christian life.
Repentance is more than just what you do after you do something wrong. Repentance is a biblical practicean activity that describes something you can do for great personal growth and change.
In biblical terms, repentance means to change your mind about sin and about God. More simply stated "repentance with joy" means to change how you think and to feel joy because of it. The word repentance is used most of the time where we are to change our mind after sin. But in my search I saw this verse: "…If you return to the Lord with all your heart, remove the foreign gods…from among you and direct your hearts to the Lord…He will deliver you…" (1 Sam. 7:3). To me, "directing our heart toward God," sounds like a repentance where we "change our mind" about sin and about God, BEFORE we do something wrong.
So on this website and in my books, I use the word "repentance" in a broad sense rather than the strict definition. I do that because repentance is the word that most accurately describes what you get when you try to fit everything together that the Bible says about growth toward God. It is in that sense that I am saying we should repent.
The way I see it, we are to repent so as to remove the obstacles that keep us from abiding in Christ. Doing this, involves getting our heart to hear the truth of the scriptures… Read more…
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