TRANSCRIPT: Hey, everybody! Welcome back to Morning Thrive. We’re talking this week about how you return to the Lord, and we’re looking at this one key word, repentance. What is repentance? It’s really important! You can’t be saved without repentance. You can’t walk with God without repentance. You’ll never experience spiritual awakening without repentance, and repentance really begins with a change of your mind.
In Psalm 51:4, David, having been convicted of his own sin, said this, “I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. Against You – You alone – I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight.” Here’s David, he’s been caught up in a terrible sin, and he’s been hiding it, he’s been covering it, he’s been minimizing it, he had been blame shifting, and then all of a sudden, in a confrontation, he’s aware of his sin and he acknowledges it.
He changes his mind about it. Instead of saying, “Oh, well, it wasn’t that big a deal.” He knows it’s a big deal. Instead of saying, “Well, it’s not really my fault.” Now he knows it’s his fault. Listen, we change our minds about a lot of things, right? You change your mind about want you want to eat for dinner, what outfits you like to wear. We change our minds about what channel or what movie we want to watch. We change our minds all the time. But listen, when it comes to spiritual awakening, we must change our mind about our own sin. We have to see it the way God sees it. We can’t minimize it, we can’t excuse it, and we can’t blame shift. We have to say, “God, I acknowledge my sin before You. God, I am grieved over this. Lord, change me.” And when you repent, when you change your mind about your sin, then God begins to change you from the inside out.