I don't know if I've ever told y'all this, but I honestly don't know when I became a Christian. I really don't remember not knowing and believing in Jesus, so I also don't remember a moment when I first came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I can point to several pivotal moments in my life when I made a conscious decision to die to myself in certain areas, and I experienced growth and maturity after those moments.
One of those moments came after really hearing the words of today's song. I was in elementary school and had sung this song for a long time before really paying attention to it. Like most young children, I didn't really have much of a concept of sin. But one day this song made sense, and I understood more of the reason why Jesus had to die. I had no real knowledge of the Old Testament sacrificial system or anything, but I got the fact that I owed Him something that I had no way of paying. He died to pay it for me, and that filled me with gratitude and joy. That's about all I understood at the time, but it caused me to look at sin a little differently. Though I still didn't understand it all, I knew that I didn't want to sin anymore. Obviously, I did sin after that, but that moment began a lifestyle of not desiring to deliberately sin (if that makes sense).