I was listening to a 5-minute clip the other day of Paul Washer speaking on the subject of "repentance and faith". I think what he had to say is very helpful for Christians, so I typed it up and share it with you today.
Repentance: Have you repented? Has your mind changed? Has that change of mind led to a change of the intellect? A change of the will? A change of your emotions? The sins you once loved, do you now hate? The holiness you once ignored, do you now desire? The Christ that you lived apart from, do you now esteem Him? Do you consider the kingdom of heaven to be a pearl of great price. Those are certain evidences that a work of repentance has been done in your heart. Not only must we repent but we must believe on Jesus Christ. It is a recognition that you have only one hope and 100% of that hope is found in the person and work of Jesus Christ. --Paul Washer
Faith: If you truly believe in Christ you have eternal life. But how do you know that you have truly believed? Even if you’ve had some sort of conversion experience, and you felt some sort of peace of God and so many other emotions, how do you know it is real? One of the ways you know that it is real is that it will continue. It is not necessarily that the emotional high will continue but what will happen is that you will continue to grow in grace, you will continue to deepen in your repentance, you will continue to deepen in your faith. Little by little, you will be transformed more and more into the image of Jesus Christ. --Paul Washer