How will I Repent?

In the article that showed up in my inbox yesterday, Ash Wednesday: Crossing the Threshold into Lent, Ruth Haley Barton says, "The real question of the Lenten season is, 'How will I repent and return to God with all my heart?'  This begs an even deeper question: 'Where in my life have I gotten away from God, and what are the disciplines that will enable me to find my way back?' "

Today I know where I have gotten away from God. It's in the invitation I heard, what I knew I would need to focus on as I was coming back. It's in the verse that has been "sent" to me several times this week--a thought I had, then a text message with the verse in it. The comments of a friend's email made me think it again. Then in Andy Stanley "Breathe" Series message I heard again yesterday.

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps. 90:12, NIV

And I ... have been frittering away my time.
I have not been spending time where I should.
I even had some clearly laid out priorities today.
I did not do them.

These thoughts
And another read through that article
And a read through the Scripture passages
    Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, 
    Isaiah 58:1-12;
    Psalm 51:1-17; 
    2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; 
    Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 
I'm convicted...
How will I repent?

Matt. 6 makes it clear--whatever I do--it needs to be "in my closet," not for others to see, not here in a blog post. Just before my Father in heaven, the compassionate One. 

How will I repent?

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