This Sunday, August 23, is going to be another huge day in my life, and especially in my journey in faith in Christ. I have thought about his for some time, and have now decided that I will be Baptized. Yes, I was Baptized 23 years ago, but at that time, I just got wet. I did so under the thought that it was the right thing to do, but there was no ‘why’ behind it. There was no real surrender to Christ in my heart and I was not at point to really get to know Him. But now, 23 years later, I know the ‘why.’ Having given myself fully to Christ with full repentance and surrender, it is now time to do this and this time to do it for real.
I used to be self-righteous in the sense that, yes, I already got Baptized. I’m good to go. I realized thought it was not yet well with my soul. I needed to show the world that I truly have repented of my sins, I have surrendered to the will of the Father, I have accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, and I want to live my life with Him above all else from here on out.
I’ve shared a good bit of my journey on this blog. My life has been radically transformed through my faith and surrender to Christ. He has made me new and showed me my brokenness, and took me there so that I could be healed and restored. 23 years ago, I never sought to develop and grow in a real relationship with God. Now I am intentional on walking with Him every day, growing spiritually through each day I spend in His Word, in prayer, and in communion with my family in the faith.
The excitement I have to share this with everyone is so overwhelming. This is my way of publicly declaring that my life and my heart has been transformed radically. No longer hiding, but seeking to live a life as an authentic man of God. It’s going to awesome. I’ll share some of my experience and pictures later.