Repentance – Teshuva (T’shuva)
Isaiah 9: 13 AMP “Yet the people do not turn back [in repentance] to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts [as their most essential need].”
Isaiah is speaking to the people and telling them what is wrong in their lives. Israel is heading in the wrong direction and the LORD is warning them through Isaiah. As we meditate and focus on God’s word today, are you heading in the right direction? The path you took; is it still the right one? Are you so busy now that you just don’t seem to find the time to spend with God?
Looking at the word Teshuva it means “to turn back.” We need to turn away from evil and turn back to God. Sometimes we make a decision to do a specific thing and by taking that decision we start moving into another direction. Perhaps you met this man or woman and you believe they are the right person for you. As you grow in the relationship you find they love partying and drinking and smoking, which you absolutely don’t do. In the mean time, you start compromising your beliefs and value systems in adjusting to this person. Before long you are frustrated and feel miserable continually. Nothing is working out, the person is still “happy-go-lucky” but you are not so happy. My question is this, are you still on the right path?
Do you feel that you need to “Teshuva” right now? I believe there is no time like the present and if you decide to make the decision and turn back to God things will change. Always for the better.
Heavenly Father we hear Your personal message to us through Joel chapter 2 verse 12 “But there’s also this, it’s not too late – GOD’s personal Message! – “Come back to me and really mean it! Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!” Lord, humbly we stand to pray please forgive us, we repent of our wrongdoing and turn back to You, in the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen