Do you ever have moments where you are totally challenged? Where you are reading the Bible, praying, listening to a sermon, and you are totally convicted by the Holy Spirit? These are moments in time when God gets your attention; He wants to show you something, wants you to grow, is encouraging you to change, these moments are not always pleasant moments. God might be convicting us of a wrong motive, a judgemental spirit, a behaviour that is not honouring to God.
I am reminded of Mark 1:14-15
….Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
It is in these moments where we are convicted, we are often drawn into repenting and believing.
Repenting – Changing how we think.
Believing – Changing how we behave.
Doesn’t sound like a fun process. What is the benefit of entering into this process, what does it produce? The Process of Repenting and Believing produces spiritual growth and I don’t know about you but I want to constantly become more like Jesus.