Repentance involves a radical change of heart and mind in which we agree with God’s evaluation of our sin and then take specific action to align ourselves with His will. The evidence of repentance is not words of resolve, but a changed life.
By His very nature God is a friend to us. He loves us with a perfect love and reaches out to us with salvation when we can offer Him nothing in return. If you cannot describe yourself as a friend of God, commit yourself to seek after God with all your heart.
It is good to want to serve Christ as an expression of love for what He has done for you. Yet when your activity consumes your time and energies so that you have no time for Him, you have become too busy! Jesus taught that your highest priority must be your relationship with Him.
Are you training your mind to think the thoughts of God rather than thoughts of the world? Are you disciplining your life in prayer? Equip yourself in evangelism so that you are ready to share your faith.
Joy comes from God, and therefore it cannot be affected by what is outside of you. Do not allow difficult events to cancel the joy of knowing you are a child of God.
There is a tremendous sense of freedom in living a blameless life. Blameless doesn't mean perfect. It means doing the correct thing in every situation.