It had been weighing on my heart for some time, for probably the first time in my life I am 100% committed in faith to the one who loved me first. I was always half in, one foot with him, and one foot with the world. You can’t live in both, after everything that has happened in my life, and the things God has opened my eyes to, I choose him. It was an easy decision, but I was worried about other people’s opinions, and the fact that I didn’t know a whole lot of people there.
I’m so glad I made the decision yesterday to get Baptized. It took courage, and strength that I certainly did not have on my own. He made me brave to where I was able to say a few words of why I made my decision. It felt empowering, freeing, and a sense of joy and relief came over me. I was extremely nervous beforehand, thinking I would stumble over my words infront of the crowd, but God gave me peace, and the words came out smoothly. I don’t have to hide anymore, I can be proud of whose I belong to. It was great being with a community of people who understood, and go through similar things.
“We died to sin… We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead, through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”