by: Sherryl Nufer
What does it mean to "rend our hearts"? To rend one's heart literally means to "tear away". How does this occur? We humbly come to the Lord in true repentance and we ask, "Lord take this (whatever the sin) out of my heart because I don't want anything between my heart and Your heart, Jesus. Then trust God to begin changing your heart. And you can trust God to do this because in 1 John 1:9 He promises, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
When was the last time you wept in grief over your own sin and were willing to rend your heart?