I am not a big birthday or anniversary fan. No reason, I just never really got into them that much. But today's anniversary is something different altogether. December 20, 2008 was the date I committed my life to Christ. So, today marks my three-year anniversary knowing, loving, walking with, and living for him. As I read these words yesterday morning in Zephaniah 3:17, they struck me as the most appropriate description in so many ways of my experience over the last three years.
“The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with
I will spend the day thanking God not only for finding me in the first place amidst lots of wreckage and ruin, but for lifting me out, delighting in me (in me!), quieting my soul with his love, and rejoicing over me. Living with and for Christ is not a series of do’s and don’t’s. It’s not a life of rules and regulations. It is more like dancing on the water with your arms lifted high and your mouth open in laughter under the sun.