It's with much excitement that I announce that I will be baptized at Mount Zion Baptist on Sunday morning! Most of you who grew up with me are probably very surprised, as you remember me being baptized when I was young....yes, I was "baptized". Problem being that it was when I thought I was a follower of Christ, but I truly wasn't. I had said a prayer, but at that point, I did not realize what "true surrender" to Christ meant. So, in essence, I was simply taking a "plunge" in the baptismal pool - it had no meaning. But the story gets better. On October 9, 1999, I truly surrendered my life to the Lord. I remember the exact time (7:30 PM), place (Acworth First Baptist, GA), and I remember the indescribable joy of the Holy Spirit entering my life at that very moment. I have grown tremendously in my faith since my decision to surrender my life to the Lord. Most of you have seen that growth and the joy I have through Christ (even through rough circumstances). I don't say this to boast - but Christ is evident in my life. I believe I stand out in the "crowd" - but why? Jesus! He has changed my life. He is my one true Romancer! Who else can paint the sky, or a rainbow, or command the sun to rise and set? He is my Abba - my Daddy!
|Baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist|
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
|My parents made a special trip from Georgia|
to see me baptized. This picture was taken after
Baptism itself does not save us. It is an act of obedience, and the symbolism of the old self (before receiving eternal life) dying, and the new self (after receiving eternal life) alive in Christ. It is a declaration of our new lives in Christ.