REPENTANCE:Repentance is a change of thought and action to correct a wrong and gain forgiveness from a person who is wronged. In religious contexts it usually refers to confession to God, ceasing Sin against God, and resolving to live according to religious law. It typically includes an admission of Guilt, a promise or resolve not to repeat the offense; an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible.
This article shows HOW TO repent by training your heart to joyfully trade earthly dependencies for “receiving God’s presence intensely by His grace. The principles you find here are effective for idolatry of the heart and unwanted behaviors!
Repentance is more than just what you do after you do something wrong. Repentance is a biblical practice—an activity that describes something you can do for great personal growth and change.
In biblical terms, repentance means to change your mind about sin and about God. The word repentance is used most of the time where we are to change our mind after sin. To me, "directing our heart toward God," sounds like a repentance where we "change our mind" about sin and about God, BEFORE we do something wrong.
So I use the word "repentance" in a broad sense rather than the strict definition. I do that because repentance is the word that most accurately describes what you get when you try to fit everything together that the Bible says about growth toward God. It is in that sense that I am saying we should repent.
Getting our heart to hear the truth of the scriptures so that God can use His word to change us from the inside out. Much with us has to change but thinking about repentance this way makes actually doing it realistic.
Deep level change isn't going to happen just because you know something in your head. Being effective at "changing your mind" requires taking steps to train your heart that it is right, good, and safe to turn and draw near to God. You have to take steps to calm your fears and build your faith. You have to become a teacher and your own heart has to become your student. By this, you can change from the inside out.
This article is not just for Christians because the information here is practical for those who want freedom from unwanted behaviors. These principles are effective and work well.
The Benefits of Repentance
The benefits of repentance are that you find freedom from unwanted and sinful behaviors, damaging pursuits, harmful reactions, long term addictions, co-dependence. You even find freedom from subtle sins of the heart. But that isn't all.
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