Thank: Thank him for being able to have repentance. Elder Holland has taught: “Repentance is simply the scriptural invitation for growth and improvement and progress and renewal. You can change!” This change is possible through Jesus Christ. Elder Dale G Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has taught “Repentance is not only possible but also joyful because of our Savior.” We should always thank Heavenly Father and His Son for the opportunity to repent and become a better person.
Understand: Understand what needs improvement. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said, “Think about how you’re doing right now in keeping the commandments of God. Do you see something in your life that is less than what you want it to be? Are you struggling with some habit or behavior that is not in harmony with the plan of salvation? If you know of a sin in your life that you do not like, ask your Heavenly Father for help and you will find the inner strength to change.”
Remember: Remember the Savior, Jesus Christ. Repentance and forgiveness are available only through the Savior, so it’s important to keep Him in our thoughts. One important way to do this is taking the sacrament, where we promise to “always remember him” (D&C 20:77,79)
Notice: Notice what Heavenly Father is doing to help you. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has taught: “At the end of our day, we kneel again and report back to our Father. We review the events of the day and express heartfelt thanks for the blessings and help we received. We repent and with the assistance of the Spirt of the Lord, identify ways we can do and become better for tomorrow.” Heavenly Father sent His son to atone for our sins, so that we can repent and be forgiven. Turning to God brings love, joy, and peace.
Resource…(2017 new era magazine)