"Repentance is not a one-time act to get us into heaven, but an entire way of life to maintain Christian joy. Repentance isn’t a work we tack onto our faith that restores our fellowship with God. Repentance is faith. It is turning from belief in a false promise in order to turn in faith to a true, satisfying promise. Repentance is an exchange of joys, the lesser for the greater. "
Jonathan Dodson, Gospel-Centered Discipleship