Have you ever found it hard to apologize? I think that much of it has to do with our ego getting in the way. It's not easy to admit that we're wrong when we've been spending so much effort in establishing our reputation for being right.
Of course, those of us who are Jesus-followers base the foundation of our faith on the knowledge that we are in constant need of God's forgiveness. That means we need to regularly apply 1 John 1:9 to our relationship with God:
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
The Bible calls us to something more than a simply "I confess: I did it and I'm sorry, so thanks for forgiving me." It's a word we don't use in our everyday lives very often: repentance. What exactly does it mean and how can practicing true repentance allow God to transform us more and more into the image of his Son?
That's what we'll be talking about this coming Sunday, June 26th, as we look at James 4:1-10. It may be the missing part in your Christian walk and the key to experiencing a more abundant life with Jesus. I hope you'll be able to join us.