What is repentance?
Answer: Repentance is a change of direction. When you repent, you change the direction you were heading and turn to go in the completely opposite direction. Repentance is a result of being born again. When God creates a new heart in you, bringing spiritual life, you will stop walking in the darkness of sin and begin to walk in the light of life with Him. Changing your lifestyle about sin will involve experiencing grief about your sin as you realize how much you have offended God who made you. You will learn to hate your sins, turn away from them, and turn to living in a way that pleases God.
Kingdom Key: Turn to living in a way that pleases God.
Scripture: The kind of sorrow God wants makes people change their hearts and lives. This leads to salvation (2 Corinthians 7:10). Paul began telling people that they should change their hearts and lives and turn to God and do things to show they really had changed (Acts 26:20).