Today I, ____________________, will strive to bring the power of the Atonement into my life.
“If you have sinned, the sooner you repent, the sooner you begin to make your way back and find the peace and joy that comes with forgiveness.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today and for the next 12 days I, ____________________, commit to not delay repenting of my sins.
“With faith in the merciful Redeemer and His power, potential despair turns to hope. One’s very heart and desires change, and the once-appealing sin becomes increasingly abhorrent. A resolve to abandon and forsake the sin and to repair, as fully as one possibly can, the damage he or she has caused now forms in that new heart. This resolve soon matures into a covenant of obedience to God. With that covenant in place, the Holy Ghost, the messenger of divine grace, will bring relief and forgiveness. One is moved to declare again with Alma, “And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I [do] behold; yea, my soul [is] filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!” (Alma 36:20).
“Any pain entailed in repentance will always be far less than the suffering required to satisfy justice for unresolved transgression. The Savior spoke little about what He endured to satisfy the demands of justice and atone for our sins, but He did make this revealing statement:
““For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;
““But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;
““Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup” (D&C 19:16–18).” – 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/