Today is my 20th "re-birthday". Today marks the decision that I made 20 years ago to follow Jesus.
It's been 20 years. 20 years of following Jesus, of running from Jesus, of good times, of hard times. It's been 20 years with lots of changes. I didn't fully understand 20 years ago what following Jesus meant. What changes would happen. What it would require. But I understood enough to know I was a sinner who needed a savior. And it's not a decision I regret.
And, as I've grown and come to understand more of what it means to follow Jesus, it's not a decision I take lightly. My faith defines me. Or at least I hope it does. My faith is the basis for the decisions I make and the way I live. And sometimes that's hard. But even though it's not always easy, there's joy. There's peace. There's hope.
Because I serve a big God. A God who is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. And while I may change and my circumstances may change, my God doesn't change. His truth is still truth. His love is still strong. And he is still enough.
And that's why I've chosen him for 20 years.
Happy Re-birthday to me.