Repentance is Leaving and Cleaving...to the Right Thing!
Ephesians 5:31 (NKJV) "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
The mystery of Christ and the Church is compared to the marriage of a man and a woman (a concept, by the way, that is being increasingly attacked today). The things of this world will pull on you, but repentance is turning from the cares of this world and returning to the Lord. It’s doing away with the things that are having their way with you! There are things that keep you entertained unto a kind of Death by separation from the Father and are outside of the will of the Father, but there is something better to cling to – cleave to the Lord! I pray that we do not forget the beauty of marriage that is created by God himself and that we will leave that which holds us back and cleave to the one that loves us most as a bride loves her groom.