I looked up ‘The Compact Macquarie Dictionary. I thought it is worthwhile because it cleared my head about what exactly is repenting. We all know it is to be sorry for our sins and try our hardest not to do it again. And pray over it so that we eventually overcome our weakness through grace. But I just had to look up the dictionary, to see if this makes some of you more at ease as it did me.
Meaning of repent: to feel self-reproach, compunction, or contrition for past conduct, change one’s mind regarding past actions in consequence of dissatisfaction with it or with its results, be penanced in regard with self-reproach or contrition. To feel sorry for; regret.
I did some meditating on it, because Satan has been trying his hardest to make out (like he always does) that I won’t be ready when Jesus comes for me. I know many are in the same boat. I was thinking some of us would all like to know where we stand with God. I realised I tend to say short repeated prayers a lot, but don’t say as many praises to God, in my own words. I thank Him a great deal in my own words. So I am writing this article for those who have the same problem. I keep telling us in my articles ‘don’t listen to Satan’s lies’ because he does it to me all the time. He wants us to give up the good fight as we all know, so don’t give in eventually you will get it right, if you pray all the time about it.
I didn’t come from a family that gave away compliments that often, and it seems I don’t give much praise to God either, in my own words. At least not enough. Yesterday I did. Using my own words and I did feel a rush of energy every time I did it. The doubts have gone away and now I know the weapon I will use. Deep down I always knew and I have even wrote about it. The weapon is to get intimate with God through praising Him as much as possible. I realise this more than ever now, how much He just wants a normal relationship with us. He is hungry for us to give Him gratitude and praise. In other words lots of love. He is very affection when He appears to me. And I have always praised Him, but not enough in my own words. I think the closer you get to God, the more Satan attacks you, and especially now, as it is getter ever so close, when Jesus will take His faithful Brides with Him to the wedding feast in heaven.
Trust God is so important, but we humans are not naturally trustworthy ourselves, and so we have difficulties trusting God when we need to the most. I have found you need to trust Him especially when you don’t feel Him close. Because that is when all the temptations of doubts come. When you look back or look around how much God comes through, when you are humbly and earnestly ask Him for His help; always helps to get out of that negative state. When I am busy praising God, no negative thoughts can come through. So it is the perfect weapon, because there is a great deal of joy that comes from praising God.