Repentance, the kind that leads to conversion, comes to you in a simple way. You are serving one lord, believing what you think is truth. Then the Holy Spirit conspires with circumstances, or a word, or message, to open your eyes to the truth that there is another way, a way that leads to an unimaginable life of fullness and wholeness. A message that lets you know deep inside, in a place that always suspected the truth, that Jesus is Lord of the universe and that it is your duty to serve Him. ….In response, you stop serving whatever lord you were serving and start serving Jesus. That’s the kind of repentance that leads from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light.
Walt Kallestad and Shawn Marie Cole
(from Reign Down: Change Your Life Through the Gift of Repentance)