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 3 days, I, ____________________, commit to go beyond simply acknowledging my sins. I will seek a change of mind and heart.
“Repentance means striving to change. It would mock the Savior’s suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross for us to expect that He should transform us into angelic beings with no real effort on our part. Rather, we seek His grace to complement and reward our most diligent efforts. Perhaps as much as praying for mercy, we should pray for time and opportunity to work and strive and overcome. Surely the Lord smiles upon one who desires to come to judgment worthily, who resolutely labors day by day to replace weakness with strength. Real repentance, real change may require repeated attempts, but there is something refining and holy in such striving. Divine forgiveness and healing flow quite naturally to such a soul, for indeed “virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; [and] mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own” (D&C 88:40).
“With repentance we can steadily improve in our capacity to live the celestial law, for we recognize that “he who is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom cannot abide a celestial glory” (D&C 88:22).” – The Divine Gift of Repentance by D. Todd Christofferson
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/