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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

What's Your Spiritual Birthday? (Romans 10:9)

Forty-four years ago today, my life was forever changed.

I got my driver’s license on Saturday and then the next day took my first solo trip to a church I had attended off and on with a friend.

I can remember the dress I had on and the last song the choir sang, “I have decided to follow Jesus.”

And that day, I did just that. An extremely shy teenager who really just wanted to slip in and out, unnoticed, stepped out from one of the pews in the back and walked to the altar to tell the pastor, “I need Jesus.”

I remember with tears in his eyes he talked with me and prayed with me. You see I was the unchurched kid that just showed up now and then by myself, when I could get a ride.

I was the one who never spoke to anyone at church but at home was reading an old family Bible trying to make sense out of it and find the answers to my questions.

But that day I knew the answer was simply, "I need Jesus."

Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

So forty-four years ago today, my life forever changed, when I professed my faith in Jesus and committed my life to Him.

I can’t imagine what my life would be like had I not made that decision so long ago. I can't imagine facing the ever increasing challenges of this world without Him.

What about you? Do you have a spiritual birthday? Has there been a time in your life when you realized something was missing? That there was just a void that could not be filled with material things, relationships, or position? Maybe you're at that point now where you've grown tired of trying everything to fill the void.

The only thing that will forever fill that void, provide joy even in the middle of the storm, and give you peace, purpose, and hope, is Jesus. When you say "yes" to Him, He comes into your life and makes you a new person. It's AMAZING and wonderful and something I wish I could share with every single person I meet.

If this resonates with you and you want to find out how your life can be forever changed by saying "yes" to Jesus, we would be honored to talk with you. Click on the "Contact Us" tab above and send us a note.

Dear Lord, I pray that whoever reads this realizes their need for Jesus and says "yes" to You this day. Amen

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