We are told in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us or sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” This is more than just simply saying what are sin was it involves our entire person. Let me explain:1. It involves a person’s intellect – a person must think differently about sin, self, others, God, etc; It must involve a recognition of sin and who God is. It is an understanding of what I did and my desire to overcome those choices.2. It involves a person’s emotions – Repentance will involve some measure of sorrow or regret for our sinful choice. This does not mean that I am overwhelmed by guilt, but a real sense of what I did as being wrong.3. It involves a person’s will – We are active in turning to God and away from making choices on the basis of what brings us instant gratification, and to choices that are made based on the Word of God.4. It involves a persons’ desires – We will have a desire to please God and obey the Word of God over the desires of our flesh5. It involves a person’s behavior, actions, and speech – Repentance brings a new outward testimony, because of the inward change that takes place. People who have repented in this way have already begun the process of growth and change. These changes take place not as an outward effort of penance, but as a result of the inward heart of faith that manifests itself through the development of the Holy Spirit’s fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) in our lives.