“In repentance, we cooperate with God in this marvelous work, playing a crucial part that he expects us to fulfill and gives us the grace to execute. Indeed, we are always invited by God to ‘work out your own salvation with fear and trembling’ (Phil. 2:12), to ‘put to death therefore what is earthly in you’ (Col. 3:5), to ‘walk by the Spirit’ (Gal. 5:16), and to ‘renounce ungodliness and worldly passions’ (Titus 2:12). Repentance isn’t simply wanting change. It is doing change….
Repentance isn’t ultimately about us at all. It’s about God. It’s becoming so aware of God, his character, and what he has done that we actively seek to turn from sin and pursue righteousness.”