Today I, ____________________, will strive to bring the power of the Atonement into my life.
“Repentance is more than simply acknowledging wrongdoings. It is a change of mind and heart.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today and for the next 11 days, I, ____________________, commit to go beyond simply acknowledging my sins. I will seek a change of mind and heart.
“Realizing where we need to change, we sorrow for the sadness we have caused. This leads to sincere and heartfelt confession to the Lord and, when needed, to others. When possible, we restore what we have wrongly harmed or taken.
“Repentance becomes part of our daily lives. Our weekly taking of the sacrament is so important—to come meekly, humbly before the Lord, acknowledging our dependence upon Him, asking Him to forgive and to renew us, and promising to always remember Him.
“Sometimes in our repentance, in our daily efforts to become more Christlike, we find ourselves repeatedly struggling with the same difficulties. As if we were climbing a tree-covered mountain, at times we don’t see our progress until we get closer to the top and look back from the high ridges. Don’t be discouraged. If you are striving and working to repent, you are in the process of repenting.
“As we improve, we see life more clearly and feel the Holy Ghost working more strongly within us.” – “Repent … That I May Heal You” by Neil L. Andersen, 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/