Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
~ Luke 3:
The concept of repentance can seem very unappealing, even destructive. I was raised to think of repentance as feeling extremely sorry, admitting guilt, owning up to being wrong. But I often missed a critical part of the concept.
Change. To repent means to change. Change your exercise routine and diet to lose weight. Change your route to go in a new direction. Change your life. It is not a passive activity. It is active. Real.
To have a life changing experience like seeing a frozen waterfall in Yellowstone Canyon, one must be willing to go out into the cold.
WATCH: The world around us changes every day. Look for how something changes today. Maybe it’s how much light there is when you wake up. Maybe it’s how much snow is on the ground. Maybe you change how you feel during the day. Pay attention.
This blog includes thoughts from various contributors at Seattle First Baptist