I don't know who all reads this blog. But I do know someone has to be reading it b/c my counter is going up (however, it could be my mom reading it 50 times a day, wouldn't put it past her) But it is my hope that at some point in time, something positive will come from my little blog. With all this being said, this blog post is very personal... I am getting baptized at the reservoir August 22. This is HUGE... I have been waiting until the right time for a long time & I now feel that it is time. I am now ready to profess publicly that I am a Christ Follower. I never wanted to be that person who got baptized and then turned into the same person they were before! I want my life to be fresh & new and filled with God's awesomeness..
In order to be baptized you have to submit a testimony. This is mine:
I grew up in Lodebar Methodist Church located in Pelahatchie, MS. With a whopping attendance of approximately 45, it wasn’t exactly a booming church, but Lodebar served its purpose. This small country church would plant the seed that would lead to my salvation.
In the sixth grade my parents moved to Leesburg, where I would attend Leesburg Baptist church as a youth. It was at a Go Tell church camp in the ninth grade, where I would develop stronger feelings for God. I saw a body of youth praise and worship one God & was overjoyed with emotions and I accepted Christ. Though my intentions were true, the relationship did not last. What happened? The real world happened. I got back to high school and did exactly what I had done before. I was disobedient, selfish, and immature. I lived out my high school and college years in a lukewarm relationship with God.
It wasn’t until God put it on my heart a month ago or so, that it was time for me to grow up. To grow up and be the person he intended me to be, to lose my selfishness and strive for holiness. He made me special for a reason- to glorify Him. So I rededicated my life to him at the age of 23. Except for this time, I will be a changed person and keep the relationship as strong as my human body will allow. I now understand that I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to serve God. We are still working out the details as to what my main purpose is together, but this time He is by my side. This does not mean that from now on I will be Mrs. Perfect- I am sure that I will still do/say things that I’m not proud of, but I am going to try my hardest. That is the beauty of being saved. God loves us just the way we are…
My testimony is neither long nor extravagant, it doesn’t grab one’s attention with heartache and pain, it is simple- by God’s grace I am saved. I accept that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and I believe that only God can save me. I realize that my sins can be forgiven & one day I will see my Savior face to face. It took me 23 years to get here, but I am ready to publicly announce that I am a Christ Follower living for God.