The Fruit of Repentance

fruitHow long should you repent?
Until it has run its course in you. The full course of repentance involves producing the fruit of repentance. (Matthew 3:8) Keep repenting of pride until you see humility. Keep repenting of selfishness until you see love and generosity. Keep repenting of immorality until you see purity. Don’t just repent for your sins, repent that you are a sinner. Remember, although Satan seeks to destroy you, Jesus is praying that your faith may not fail. If you will doggedly hold on to that kernel of faith, Jesus will win!

“The eye cannot see, nor can the tongue tell
Nor can the heart imagine
How many paths and methods I have
Solely for love
To lead them back to grace
So that my truth may be realized in them.”



About Rich Stevenson

Rich is the Executive Director of The Malachi Network (, a ministry focused on making the name of the LORD great among the nations. This network serves young leaders in missions and church planting. Prior to his present ministry, Rich pastored in Southern New Jersey, planted a church in Wilmore, KY, established a network of churches, served as an adjunct professor at Asbury College and was a senior leader at The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO as well as The International House of Prayer in Atlanta, GA. Rich is the author of two books: Secrets of the Spiritual Life—10 Lessons from the One Thing Passages (Baker Books, 2003) A Voice from Home—The Words You Long to Hear from Your Father (WaterBrook Press, 2005) He graduated from Asbury College in 1984 with a BA degree in Philosophy of Religion and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 with a Master of Divinity degree. In 2010, Rich received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Union Biblical Seminary in Yangon, Myanmar. Rich has been married to Tania since 1982 and they have been blessed by amazing children: Zachary and his wife Meghan, Jacob and his wife Lena, Jessica and Corrie Emma.
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