Thursday, January 17, 2013

An outward expression.....

...of an inward change. 
 
Turns out I am ready - well, we're ready to take the plunge (pun intended!) and get baptized!  I've discussed my new found faith - not sure how much longer I can call it new - a few times before on here but most recently the idea of baptism was presented to my husband and I and for some reason I was totally nervous, shell shocked, not ready.  (If you want to read more about that, go here.)
 
...or so I thought.
 
It's funny how God works on your heart when you pray to Him about your concerns or fears.  It had been about 2 months that I was concerned about making this decision.  I had reservations deciding if this was the right thing for me and my family.  I was worried that my family who wasn't following the same path would be mad that I'd changed religions and left the Catholic church.  I was worried that I didn't know enough, wasn't a good enough Christian and wasn't seasoned enough in the faith to do this.
 
What I didn't take the time to think about is that I'd already made a change.  I was a different person before going to church and being saved than I am today and there's only one explanation for that and it's Jesus.  I live my life a totally different way than before.  I live to please the Lord.  I live to honor Him and show the world His light.  I'm different
 
Something that really struck a cord with me and made it click was when one of the pastors at my church said "Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change."  Boom - got it. 
The change was already done.  I've been changed since July 11, 2012 and now I get to outwardly express this change in front of my church family this coming Sunday!  My husband and I will be baptized this Sunday January 20, 2013 and I'm so, so honored, humbled and excited!
 
Please pray for us as we take this awesome step in our faith journey.
 
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."  Matthew 28 :: 19-20
 
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4 comments:

Callie Nicole said...

So glad that you were able to make the decision to go ahead with being baptized- happy for you! Praying it all goes perfectly for you this Sunday!

Meg G said...

I am so excited for you and your husband! It is always so amazing to me, still, to see how the Lord speaks to us and reveals to us what we need when HE knows we need it. You have such a great testimony and I know it will bring others to heaven. It's all for His glory anyway, right?

Katie J said...

Congratulations! I hope Sunday goes well!

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