On Easter, Sunday of 2016, God changed my heart in ways I never have suspected. I came home from college for the weekend because I wanted to spend it with my Young Life friends and family. My home church was holding a huge service that I wanted to be a part of.
I went to church super excited that it was Resurrection Day. I was so excited that I was going to be a part of a service where God was going to bring people to him. Little did I know, God was going to begin to tug on my heart strings. The sermon was on point as always. The pastor even quoted Drake, that might be how you really know he loves Jesus, but for real it was radical. 2,500 people came to church that Sunday and traffic was backed up across the bridge and church was delayed ten minutes because of it. I got God bumps from the thought of this because I knew lives were about to change.
I sat in church knowing God is good and that he loved me. The six months leading up to this day God had been doing a number on my heart. He put me places I never thought I would be put. God showed me what his grace and love really mean.
As the service was closing there was a chance for everyone there to go be baptized. I thought this was the coolest thing. I was watching people be baptized and remembered when I was baptized in high school.
Then the Holy Spirit began to speak to me. I realized that when I was baptized as a junior in high school I did it for more wrong reasons than right ones. I felt a push to do it again. I asked one of my friends if that is even a thing to be re-baptized. She didn't even hesitate to tell me to go get baptized again.
I went up to get baptized. My high school Youth Leader was baptizing people and he was the one who baptized me the first time. I wanted him to be apart of this special moment.
He looks at me and tells me "Jourdyn, I know you love Jesus!" Then he re-baptized me with my dress and Chaco sandals on and all. In that moment I was so over come with joy. I really felt God inside me and I knew he was about to do big things in and through me. One of the most special parts about this moment was all my friends celebrating with me afterwards.
This was a special and life changing moment, but it did not make it so I never made a mistake or went through lows again. This moment showed me, when those hard times come I am not alone because HE is right there with me through it all.
I am so excited to spend eternity walking in God's grace and love and see where he is going to take me. I am so overjoyed about the change he began in me heart a year ago.