Sunday, August 9, 2009

Going to the River

I made a decision today that I should have made a long time ago. I'm getting baptized...well, actually re-baptized. I've sat through the baptism messages at church year after year debating whether or not God was asking me to do it. You see, I was already baptized by immersion when I was 15 years old. It was a choice I made at the time, but not for the right reasons. I didn't fully understand the gospel and ask Jesus into my life until I was 19 and in college. Since then I passed up an opportunity to be baptized in the ocean at Myrtle Beach, big regret. And since joining New Hope I had been a Christian so long that it felt too late to get baptized, so I used the "I've already been baptized" card. I'm tired of sitting in the service each year and wondering what I should do. I know I'm saved and that baptism is a matter of obedience. So even though I am going to feel uncomfortable and embarrassed about having waited so long, I am going to the river on August 23rd! (I already turned in the info card at church...so it's too late to back out now LOL)

5 comments:

jmiller said...

That is awesome to hear that you are acting upon what God told you. I know that it is really hard to act when God is telling you to move. You almost feel like you're going to jump out of your skin unless you do what you know He wants you too. Congrats! I went through the same thing when I decided to do it again a few years ago now....

Kim said...

That is fantastic! I can feel the tears welling up. We will be there to cheer you on!!!

Amy B said...

Awesome Jeanette! I can't wait to celebrate with you!!

Angi said...

That is awesome Jeanette! Just this past December I was rebaptised myself. I felt like it was the right time and the right reasons and I felt called to do it. I was also an adult the other time but only really began yielding myself and my life to Christ after my walk. :) And so much has changed... I can't believe it's only been a year!

I'm so proud of you for stepping out and doing this!

Jeanette said...

Thank you all for your support and encouragement!