Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Reflections - April 20, 2012

I don't have any quotes for you today, just the knowledge that I'm quietly recognizing that 24 years ago today, I knelt on the dark brown shag carpet, next to the itchy brown loveseat in my parents' living room at the time, and invited Jesus "into my heart".

My life changed that day.

It changes still.

Jesus does that, it seems.

He's gentle, not forceful, but he brings change.

Sometimes the change doesn't feel gentle.  Sometimes the change isn't gentle.

Sometimes gentle and forceful aren't mutually exclusive.

My walk with Jesus for the last 24 years has been like that, and today I'm stopping to acknowledge that moment when the changes began in earnest.  The moment when joy was mine in fullness for the first time.

I'm thank that fullness of joy can still be mine today.


terri said...

so great. i don't even know the date that this happened for me, but it was a long, long time ago. (about 36 years ago) i'm still astounded at what a difference it has made in my life. i can't even conceive of my life without this grace.