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 Lord’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 someone’s dedication to God: they get immersed into the water and then it’s over. However, when you’re the one getting baptized, it’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 I’ll never forget how I felt the mighty power of the Holy Spirit’s presence surrounding me.
Baptism is more than just another “Christian thing”. Baptism is a big deal and it’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…❤❤