Today I, ____________________, will strive to bring the power of the Atonement into my life.
“The Savior has promised you forgiveness if you will humble yourself and make the effort that repentance requires… To repent, you need to confess your sins to the Lord.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today and for the next 12 days, I, ____________________, will seek to humble myself to the Lord and confess my sins to Him.
“Repentance requires a seriousness of purpose and a willingness to persevere, even through pain. Attempts to create a list of specific steps of repentance may be helpful to some, but it may also lead to a mechanical, check-off-the-boxes approach with no real feeling or change. True repentance is not superficial. The Lord gives two overarching requirements: “By this ye may know if a man repenteth of his sins—behold, he will confess them and forsake them” (D&C 58:43).
“Confessing and forsaking are powerful concepts. They are much more than a casual “I admit it; I’m sorry.” Confession is a deep, sometimes agonizing acknowledgment of error and offense to God and man. Sorrow and regret and bitter tears often accompany one’s confession, especially when his or her actions have been the cause of pain to someone or, worse, have led another into sin. It is this deep distress, this view of things as they really are, that leads one, as Alma, to cry out, “O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death” (Alma 36:18)…
“[Despite that], whatever the cost of repentance, it is swallowed up in the joy of forgiveness.” – The Divine Gift of Repentance by D. Todd Christofferson, emphasis added
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Repentance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/repentance/