Blessed Repentance
welcome to another daily encouragement from our daily bread Arthur Jackson wrote today's reading entitled it blessed repentance
 broke was the street name Grady answer to and those five letters were proudly emblazoned on his license plates though not intended in a spiritual sense the moniker fit the middle-aged Gambler adulterer and deceiver he was broken bankrupt in far from God however all that changed one evening when he was convicted by God spirit and a hotel room he told his wife I think I'm getting saved that evening he confessed and he thought he would take with him to the grave and came to Jesus for forgiveness for the next 30 Years the man who didn't think he would live to see 40 lived and serve God as a changed believer in Jesus his license plates change to from broke to repent
 repent that's what Grady did and that's what God called Israel to do and Hosea 14 verses 1 through to return is real to the Lord your God take words with you and return to the Lord say to him forgive all our sins and receive us graciously big or small few or many our sins separate us from God but the Gap can be closed by turning from sin to God and receiving the Forgiveness he's graciously provided through the death of Jesus whether you are a struggling believer in Christ or one whose life looks like Grady's did your forgiveness is only a prayer away
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Hosea chapter 14 verse is 1 through 4 return is real to the Lord your God your sins have been your downfall take words with you and return to the Lord say to him forgive all our sins and receive us graciously that we may offer the fruit of our lips Asteria cannot save us we will not Mount warhorses we will never again say Our God's to what our hands have made for in you to the fatherless find compassion
 I will heal their waywardness and love them freely for my anger has turned away from them
 let's pray father would you search our hearts for anything that would contribute to our own downfall and distance from you cleanse us forgive us and use us for your honor it's in Jesus name that we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Wes Ward and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries