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“So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you” (Revelation 3:3).

Listen carefully to Jesus.  He says, “Repent.”  That means turn from whatever it is that has distracted you and go back to what you first received from Him.  Jesus expects you to repent.  We do fight against the old Adam.  We are asleep.  Often, we do not know what we are doing.  Pride tells us all is well.  The truth tells us to repent and come to Him.  The day will come when the time of choosing how to live will be over.

Lord, I am guilty of not taking my faith as serious as I ought.  Help me to live into the life to which You have called me through Your grace.  Guide me in Your goodness so that I live according to all that You have promised.  In Your goodness, remind me daily of what I have received.  I need Your grace to continue the process of repenting.  Help me to look forward to the day when You return.

Lord Jesus, You are my help and You keep me on the path toward righteousness.  Lead me today dear Lord and search my heart to find those places where I need to repent.  Guide me so that I may now and always walk the path Your promise has set me upon.  Help me to not be anxious, but also to look toward the day when I will see You face to face.  My life is in Your hands.  Guide me by Your Holy Spirit now and always.  Amen.