Special Anniversary ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

I did it! I got baptized, I took the plunge, I got immersed!!

Praise God today 15th June mark another milestone with the 33rd anniversary of my Baptism.

I must say it was a wonderful experience for me. I was nervous, but also excited at the same time.

I never expected to feel such a nervous shake in my legs as I stood at the altar in front of so many people. I was so thankful that my family was there to support me, I did not plan to be baptized, but I accepted the invitation that was extended to me that night.

I remember that night vividly. What a night that was. Heart-leaping, spirit-soaring, joyful jubilation! That was exactly the way I felt that night! I had never felt so utterly thrilled about anything before.

It is an experience I will never forget, I was in awe of how deeply I could feel the Lordโ€™s embrace. I was a child and did not understand much at the time but having grown up in the church and learned much about God and how Jesus died to save me from my sins I wanted to deepen my relationship with Christ and was committed to living my life as Christ did.

Overall it was a very special moment in my walk with Christ. After I made my public confession of faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and was immersed for the first time as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, I remember coming up out of the water and feeling such joy in my heart. I was happy. I believe I felt this way because God was happy, He was pleased that I walked in obedience and followed Him.

The weeks following my baptism I felt like I was on a honeymoon with JESUS. I was so excited knowing that I actually made Jesus the Lord of my life, my personal BOSS. After baptism I sought God with all my heart. And from that moment on, I began to change. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new 2 Corinthians 5: 17.

I was a baby in Christ, so I had a long way to go so I continued seeking God, reading my bible and praying more. As the hunger for more of the spiritual things sprung up deep within me, I wanted more of it, and nothing mattered to me more than my spiritual growth and enlightenment. As I continued to grow older my faith started to deepen and develop.

Some people might see baptism as nothing more than a public display of someoneโ€™s dedication to God: they get immersed into the water and then itโ€™s over. However, when youโ€™re the one getting baptized, itโ€™s much more than that. Before I stepped into the water, I prayed and was close to tears. It was definitely an emotional time, and Iโ€™ll never forget how I felt the mighty power of the Holy Spiritโ€™s presence surrounding me.

Baptism is more than just another โ€œChristian thingโ€. Baptism is a big deal and itโ€™s definitely a huge thing to celebrate. As you go under that water, you are identifying the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Baptism is the beginning of a lifetime commitment of total dedication and obedience to God.

What I want people to learn from my experience is to continue your walk with Christ even when you are criticized or rejected for it. Continue to search for what you do not understand to gain knowledge. Determine what you need in your christian walk to get closer to God.

I have spent my entire life in the church, serving God. I made the personal decision to follow Christ as a child and have actively been walking with Him since. There have been missteps and bumps along my journey but Christ has always welcomed me back.

Thank you for reading and feel free to share your baptismal experience.

Much love and be sure to look out for THE JOURNEY in upcoming post…โคโค

20 thoughts on “Special Anniversary ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

  1. Dawn

    Beautiful testimony Fay, thanks for sharing!! I was 9 when I accepted Christ and was baptized. I was at a Wednesday night prayer meeting when I accepted Him, and it was Sunday morning when I was baptized.

    I too have had many ups and downs and sometimes I still do but God is always faithful to welcome me back. He is a loving Father who understands our failures. He patiently and lovingly helps us to grow.

    Happy Anniversary to you sister! ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Fay Ann Swearing Post author

      Thanks much my dear sister. It iss always a pleasure to read your comment. So inspiring and inspired. I am learning so much from you.

      God bless you abundantly โค

      Wishes to celebrate many more anniversaries.

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  2. Kerry

    Wonderful substantial reminding us all that we can make it , itโ€™s not us but itโ€™s God total reliance and submission to God . Thanks Auntie very touching God bless your writing they are bearing fruits .

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  3. Vincent Martin

    Congratz to you. I pray you’ll experience many more anniversaries by the grace of God.
    I do recall my baptism. Searching for meaning as an antichrist. By my third meeting i experienced the call in the presence of thousands. I proclaim God alive and well. Praise be to God.

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    1. Fay Ann Swearing Post author

      Thank you and God bless you always Vincent.

      I will continue to trust the Lord to take me further on this path. By God’s grace I will see many more anniversaries as I keep the fire ๐Ÿ”ฅburning.

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  4. Equipping

    Thanks for sharing your touching story of such an important event of your life. I am very happy for you, and was deeply emotionally moved as I read the words of your article. I trust that you will continue to tell people about your baptism. Please consider the follow verse. John 17:3

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    1. Fay Ann Swearing Post author

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Thanks also for the scripture reference…powerful verse.

      To God be the glory. I cannot take the credit for the work the Lord is producing through me. I am grateful that you find this post meaningful.

      You can help me to share my testimony by reblogging my post.๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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