I was lost.

I remember when I purchased my first car. I actually bought it on eBay, and I took a bus all the way to Vermont from Michigan in order to pick up the car. This was before I had a GPS.

The first night I got the car, I got lost. I remember getting that sinking feeling in my stomach that I was lost and heading in the wrong direction. Anytime I am traveling my body lets me know when something is wrong.

I have come to the realization that weather my body lets me know or not that if I keep heading in wrong direction, I am getting nowhere fast. In order for me to get on the right direction I must stop take a look at a map and turn around to get on track.

In the same way when we are spiritually lost we must repent, we must turn around and head in another direction.

In Luke 13:1–5 Jesus stresses the importance of repenting. There were some who approached Jesus to ask about tragedy in the current events. Jesus responding to them with His teaching about repentance. In summary Jesus wanted to let the Galileans know that unless they repent they will also suffer a similar fate.

The good news is that we do not have to repent on our own, but it is “the goodness of God that leads us to repentance” (Rom 2:4). The Holy Spirit works in our lives in order to change our hearts toward God. God draws us to Himself with his loving kindness (Jerm 31:3). God loves us so much that in every part of the salvation process He has provided His grace to help us move along.

What are the evidences of God’s love? What have you seen and experienced and learned that gives you powerful reasons to trust in His goodness? Why is it so important always to dwell on those reasons, especially in bad times?

Prayer: Lord we thank You for your grace and your mercy, may Your Spirit continue to work in our hearts to repent. Thank You in Jesus name amen.

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