Morning Thought: How do you know you’ve repented? You know when you bear the fruits of repentance. Repentance is much deeper than saying ‘sorry’ for your sins. Repentance means dealing with the root issues that cause bad fruit in your life. After repentance, your life looks, tastes and smells different—especially your hidden life, which only God and your family see. This kind of repentance is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word. John the Baptist said, “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance” (Luke 3:8a, NIV).