Think.

Knowing all that you have done wrong in the past, how do you think God will receive you if you come home to him?

Journal.

Do you perceive God to be an angry judge, waiting to exact retribution for your sins? Is he a distant being who doesn’t really care about you? Is he an old softy who will let you off the hook with no consequences of any sort, regardless of what you’ve done? Or is he something else to you? How does your perception of him affect your readiness to take the step of repentance?

Pray.

God, if you are real, make yourself real to me. Awaken in me the willingness to turn toward you for help.

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