My Testimony from my Baptism on Sunday 8/30/09
This is my Baptism story…
I knew even as a small child that I had a special relationship/connection with God. I cannot pinpoint the date for you on when I began realizing this, however, I do remember it for as far back as I can remember. I recall times of overwhelming feelings of grief, and for a little girl, almost despair.
I couldn’t imagine why-Jesus-would care about me….let alone, why he would Love me, or Die for me….
I have been down many roads in my life, and the ones that seemed incredibly long and unbearable, as I reflect back, are the ones where I was in charge and was NOT seeking the wisdom & will of my God. I have had many life lessons both good and bad……through the good, the bad, the ugly and the unspeakable; I always knew that God was there even in those times that I did not seek his council. He has been patient with me, walked with me, waited for me….all the while wanting me to choose him.
The biggest lesson along the way for me was the TRUTH that no matter what happens in this world, if we seek the approval and acceptance of humans, we will always find our way to disappointment. When we let our hearts be moved and guided by the will of our heavenly Father, when we seek him, when we seek his approval and acceptance, we will not find disappointment.
I know that Jesus has a purpose for me. I know that he loves me, and that he will never leave me, and that I am always covered by his grace. Jesus has been gently tugging at my heart for a while to get Baptized……& I can happily say that I am no longer asking the question, through my tears….”why” God, “Why” would you Love me? “Why” would you choose me? Instead, I use my time more wisely -Thanking him for walking with me, and for being patient with me, and for loving me.
A video from the Baptisms at the Lake! Just snippets to bring our story together!