This is my current phrase for repentance. I hate that for me it usually works this way. I wish that I would look up to God naturally, because I want to, because I love to. However, I find that my attention gets focused on the things of this world - which is another way of saying idolatry. (But that’s a different sermon and blog)
What’s on God’s wish list - Read Psalm 51 - one of the passages for this Sunday - to find that God loves a broken and contrite heart - a broken spirit. For me having a broken spirit means to hit bottom - come to the end of my resources - and then look up to him crying out for him to rescue me and lead me into the fullness of life with him as a pastor, father, husband, friend and citizen.
How do you experience and define repentance?