“The time has come. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15)
Repentance always involves a two-part movement: a turning away and a turning toward. Turning away from autonomy and turning toward obedience, turning away from control and turning toward surrender, turning away from independence and turning toward dependence. Ultimately, repentance is about turning away from my kingdom and turning toward God’s.