Friday, August 24, 2007
I was listening to Fox News Radio when Sean Hannity said this, "Repentance happens on the inside. It's when your heart changes. It means more than an apology."
I thought that was so profound. An apology is something that happens on the outside of us. Repentance happens on the inside. Give me the second one any day.
We can tend to think repenting means a sincere, "I'm so sorry." to God or to each other but it's more than that. Only the changed heart means anything. And if you ask me, the changed heart can stand on its own; no apologies necessary. The apology is implicit.
It has me thinking about what repenting really means and how it really looks. Sometimes we have repentant lips only.
I am praying for a more repentant heart.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.