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True Repentance is Our Foundamental Healing

The real meaning of a saved person lies in self denial

By Jenny KingPublished 10 months ago 3 min read
Photo by Nicola Fioravanti on Unsplash

Love is the ultimate meaning for our lives. That's the reason we are created. I still remember I wondered about the purpose of my existence when I was a freshman in the college. When I got the answer from my Bible studies on Genesis 1, my soul agreed and said "Yes, love is the most foundamental reason for my life." And after my eight years of Christian life knowing about the son of God, my savior, I still felt I was just a little child in the lesson of love.

Yesterday, a brother in Christ had a phone call with me. We haven't talked with each other for a long time. He shared with me directly and honestly about some hurt he got from other members. He felt some kind of coldness and indifference among church members. He complained about some unpleasant things happened that he received no help when he needed help most. I can feel the hurt and brokenness in his heart.

I once did evangelism for some period. I will tell you actually everybody got hurt and brokenness from their past life. When a person started to open his or her heart, you will know about their painful experience. People cannot explain those things. So they are sorrowfulnd desperate. Our souls are actually agonizing and yearning for a way out. And that’s why we need a savior and to be saved. That’s what Christian belief dealt with.

Few days ago, I saw an interview with Anne Graham Lotz on CBN news. She said something touched my heart. She said she saw many people going to churches, praying and serving but never truly asked for forgiveness from the Lord. And that means real repentance. It means whether you really know about Jesus or not.

When we are created, we were meant to love God and love each other. That is the first command with a blessing. But after the fall of Adam, he broke the law of God. He started to judge everything according to the arrogant heart and lost the loving and faithful relationship with God. Sin came into human beings. And human being lost the law and ways of love after they became arrogant. Then Cain killed Abel because of jealousy and hatred and broke the horizontal relationship.

When the savior came to the world, he died on the cross to obey the command of love. He served and humbled himself to love people. He was hated, betrayed and ill-treated but he obeyed God to love to the point of death. When we looked at him, we came to understand we are so self-centered instead of God-centered. We are so far away from the image of the real son of God. And we have the same sin as those who killed the savior and we did the same thing when we have jealousy and hatred toward others.

After becoming a Christian for some time, I gradually find myself so easily break the law of God to not fear God and hurt others. I gradually realize how many times I have hurt or kill others spiritually as I hurt my savior and my brothers in Christ. I am, actually an unspeakable sinner. But how much do I pray in tears to ask for forgiveness from my Lord?

That’s the reason I cannot practice love toward members and constantly grabbed by my sinful arrogant heart.

Look at the old rugged cross. That’s what we truly need in our lives. We need to be saved. We need to truly meet our savior and turn from our sins. Only after we humble ourselves and deny ourselves in front of the cross, we will be able to get healed and receive grace to live.

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Jenny King

Hi, welcome! May grace and love fill your heart everyday! I would like to share my chrisitian journey, my grace and lessons from God with you here. I am a prayer person. When you pray, you may taste the glory of heaven!

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  • Alex H Mittelman 10 months ago

    I love love! Great work! Fantastic writing!

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