Luke 15 Tim Keller writes about it in the book "The Prodigal God"
Both sons wanted the father's stuff. The older son needed to repent of his goodness.
Colossians 2.20 why do I so often live the old life?
Why do we need markers to show we are so nice?
Why do we think our house has to look like we don't live here? Why do we have to clean up before we can have visitors?
Part of living with Jesus is to repent of our righteousness. Develop a Habit of joyfulness thankfulness. confess the deep dark secret.
Colossians 1-4 are the best verses in the Bible. You have been raised to a new life. A gift given to all those who embrace it. Life eternal. God breathed life into us
It's a new beginning. Cake for your born again date. We could have cake in church every Sunday. do you recognise that you are new? Seek things that are from above. Reorientation of life.
Repentance is a 180º turn. Not just sorry. Set your mind on things above.
We live in a world that shapes us. Do you create space for God on your life? To dialogue about God with others? Care group?
Your story is what has shaped you to who you are. Somewhere you had an encounter with God and your life is changed. The past is redeemed by Grace. Your life is now defined by the grace of God! Your life is a gift. Live to show it!