Recognition: there’s a problem and only God can solve it.
Confess: I am guilty
Ask for Forgiveness: Forgive my deeds
Repent: I will not repeat those deeds
Receive: God’s pardon
Obey God’s direction
Sanctification: (1) Recognition , (2) Confess :“I” am the problem, (3) Repent of Self-Centeredness and Fully Surrender All: who I am and all that I do, (4) Receive : the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, (5) Go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit an make disciples.
Joy is the result of a heart bowed in contrition. “those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy” Ps. 126:5
God never despises “a broken and contrite heart” Ps 51:17