There are two areas in Christendom, including myself, that I have come to realize have fallen by the wayside a bit over the last several years.
One area is repentance. It seems like an obvious one. I mean, we all repent, right? Well, I have been learning just how much I DO NOT repent. I acknowledge I have sinned and feel sort of bad about it, but do I really and truly repent?
In addition to this, do I even recognize something that is a sin? For example, Fear, Stress and Anxiety is the main spiritual root (sin) behind Adrenal Fatigue/Exhaustion. Do you know how many times I read verses about not being anxious? I would read them, memorize them, post them all over the house, yet it never occurred to me to repent of it and remove it!
FEAR IS A SIN! (This is the makings of another post)
Back to repentance and a how-to. There is no formula here. No rules or have-tos, just an example, okay?
This morning the Lord revealed to me that I have once again been listening to fear and anxiety. I found myself going down the same road I used to go, almost getting anxious over anxiety instead of just repenting of it and moving on! This is what I did this morning.
Okay, Father, I recognize that I have been anxious (which really is fear) and troubled with the cares about my life.
I take responsibility for participating with this spirit of fear, including doubt and unbelief, worry and anxiety and I repent and renounce it. Thank you that You forgive me
I tell all fear (and his little buddies ;-) to go, in Jesus name by the power of the Holy Spirit. (remove)
My Father knows what I need, I am worth much more than the birds that He feeds and provides for.
I consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, yet they are arrayed in splendor. He, my Father, clothes the grass in the field.
I am just a girl seeking my Daddy's kingdom, and He will add all these things. He will take care of all my needs.
I will not be struck with fear, for it is my Father's good pleasure to give me the kingdom!
Simple! Recognize, Responsibility, Repent, Renounce, Remove! (Resist and Restore will be discussed further another time)
Also, if you noticed I was renewing my mind with the Truth after my repentance.