99% of what we believe is true is utter nonsense.
I’ve see ‘devout’ and ‘fervent’ Christians espouse nonsense about God.
I have yelled and been yelled at.
I hurt as much as I have caused hurt.
We have developed a low tolerance for correction.
When our best friend, the Holy Spirit, corrects us, it smarts.
But God doesn’t need to sweet-coat his whispers.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Say "I Do" to Jesus, and entrust yourself to Him. He doesn’t carry a laundry list of "qualifications". No matter how disqualified you think you are, The Great Bridegroom will always say:"Welcome, You’ll do."
I have a feeling that true spiritual maturity is being able to look back on all the tough times you have had and figuring out if they were really tough times or they were just seasons of emotional inconvenience. A tough time is what Jesus endured on the Cross. Did we endure for the joy set before us? He most certainly did. We are infinitely capable of feeling sorry for ourselves. We are infinitely capable of blinding ourselves to the fact that our tough times are tough because they evaporate our comfort zones. That’s all that has happened.
Matthew 18:20King James Version (KJV)
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
the greek word for repentance is metanoia. It means to change the mind. meta + noia.
Repentance has nothing to do with being sorry or feeling sorry.
What do the people who know you think of Jesus Christ?