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On July 31, 1995, at about 6AM, I told God, "I'm not really sure if you are real, but if you are, I invite you to come into my life and change me."
I had spent the summer reading, thinking, talking, and wrestling with the concept of Jesus. And when I prayed this weak prayer, nothing magical happened. But, this was (and still is) an important date for me.
Joanna doesn't have (or, more accurately, cannot remember) a specific date and time for her conversion experience.
I baptized Hannah in November of 2008. While, based on how the Holy Spirit was obviously working in her heart, we are sure that she is a believer in Jesus, we cannot pinpoint exactly when she was spiritually regenerated.
Joanna and I do not feel like we should emphasize and need to know exactly when and where our children start following Jesus.
But maybe we're wrong.
What do you think? Should Christians emphasize knowing when they became followers of Jesus? Leave a comment with your thoughts.