REPENTANCE WILL RETURN GRACE

NOVEMBER 25, 2022 / DAY 5#

TODAY’S RHEMA

Proverbs 28:13He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

This story begins with a little boy named Johnny stealing his classmate’s pencil. After what he did, Johnny felt very restless. He was afraid that someone would find out what he was doing and that his friends would shun him. This feeling continued to haunt him until it was time to go home from school. In the discomfort and confusion of facing his feelings, Johnny, with his innocence, came to God. In his prayer, he honestly admits what he has done.

God spoke softly to Johnny’s heart, “I forgive you, my child. Tomorrow morning, go see your friend and apologize to him.” The next day, Johnny immediately approached his friend. He returned his friend’s pencil and apologized for his mistake. Unexpectedly, his friend was not angry but hugged him and said, “I forgive you. You may have my pencil because my father bought a lot for me.” Instantly a feeling of relief and joy flooded Johnny’s heart. They both played together happily.

God longs to bestow His grace on us, His children. But often, sin keeps grace away from our lives. We may be able to hide it from the eyes of others, but not from God. Therefore start by confessing our sins and repenting from our evil ways. Thus, we return God’s grace into our lives, and we will grow in grace. (JB)

REFLECTION

SIN keeps grace AWAY from our lives, but REPENTANCE will RETURN God’s grace into our lives.

APPLICATIONS

1. Have you ever felt God’s grace running away from your life?
2. Examine your heart. Is there a sin that you have not confessed before God?
3. What repentance steps did you take to bring God’s grace back into your life?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“Jesus Christ our LORD, Your love and grace abound for us. We believe You have forgiven all our sins and transgressions. Look at our regrets and accept our repentance. Enable us to avoid sin and keep our lives in holiness. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READINGS

2 Samuel 6-8
Luke 15: 1-10