I believe repentance to be an on-going process and not a one-time event. I need to repent today for my sins of today. I believe that I should approach the Presence of God with a repentant and humble heart. The day I accepted the Lord and was baptized into Him was an event. Walking out my faith every day is a process. The people of Israel & Judah were captured by Babylon, but their journey with the Lord was still in process. The Lord, through Jeremiah, tells them that things will change soon. Check this out….
4 “In those days, at that time,”
declares the Lord,
“the people of Israel and the people of Judah together
will go in tears to seek the Lord their God.
5 They will ask the way to Zion
and turn their faces toward it.
They will come and bind themselves to the Lord
in an everlasting covenant
that will not be forgotten.
20 In those days, at that time,”
declares the Lord,
“search will be made for Israel’s guilt,
but there will be none,
and for the sins of Judah,
but none will be found,
for I will forgive the remnant I spare.
33 This is what the Lord Almighty says:
“The people of Israel are oppressed,
and the people of Judah as well.
All their captors hold them fast,
refusing to let them go.
34 Yet their Redeemer is strong;
the Lord Almighty is his name.
He will vigorously defend their cause
so that he may bring rest to their land,
but unrest to those who live in Babylon. (Jeremiah 50:4-5, 20, 33-34 NIV)
There are times when the process that I’m in seems to be smothering me as the Lord shapes me and molds me. I must remember that no matter where I find myself, I can trust in Him to help me push through. I must remember that my Redeemer is strong and The Lord Almighty is His name! Most of life is a process instead of a product. Today I will walk through the “process of life” with the Lord in charge. I will walk in the way He directs me because He promises abundant life now and eternal life later.