Repentance

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Many people attempt to speak to God about a variety of issues in their lives seeking divine intervention without personal repentance.

As long as that state exists our prayers are wasted because we’re speaking a language that God cannot hear in the context of our present living arrangement. We must go before God in a spirit of repentance knowing that only then can we expect for Him to hear us.

Until we repent it’s even difficult to find God let alone communicate with him.

Isaiah 55:6-7 puts it this way:

Seek the Lord while you can find him.Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong.Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.

Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.