Also in lieu of 22 Day Challenge

Posted: December 3, 2012 by donaldsonta in Uncategorized
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Unfortunately I did not get an email again today. So I was just going to blog some thoughts about another devotional that I do most mornings. It’s one that I had signed up for a year ago or more. A lot of mornings it has great content, and is a nice way to start my day. It’s an email, and it arrives somewhere around four or five in the morning. It’s actually where I got the idea to start scheduling the blog posts to post automatically in the morning time.
It starts with a scripture reference:
MATTHEW 4:17 NKJ
17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

The subject was that repentance means to change your beliefs. Honestly, it was a fairly long email. It only referenced the one scripture reading. The rest further played out the idea that proper repentance can only be achieved through a change of beliefs.
Sometimes in church, or an popular reading, we get the idea that repentance means to regret the action, change our ways, or just stopping what we’re doing.
The same theme was actually mentioned in church today. That most behaviors we have can be traced back to a belief. If we don’t change the belief that is causing the action, that we’re not truly repenting.
And the primary belief that I think Jesus wants for us, is to believe that He will take care of us, and loves us. If we truly believe that, then we should find ourselves on the path to the Kingdom. Most of our decisions are driven by what we believe is best for us. When we honestly believe that Jesus wants what’s best for us, it’s easy to trust Him, and easy to live your life for Him.

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Comments
  1. Travis Church says:

    Good angle on repentance. How can I try out this email devotional?

    Also – whats up with iamsecond emails? I tried to find the videos for Sunday and Today and it seems I need to sign up for the challenge in order to gain access to the videos. Did you check your spam/bulk folder?

    I tried running and praying this morning. It was great.

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