Tuesday, October 11, 2011

...New Life!





"one Lord, one faith, one baptism" 
Ephesians 4:5




Last year as I was standing in the bathroom on a Saturday morning, Lola walked in and told me that God was telling her that she should be baptized.  My heart swells as well as the tears in my eyes.  She had already told me about the evening earlier that year, after a fight with her sister, how she closed her eyes in prayer.  Angry at herself.  Needing forgiveness for much more than just harsh words spoken.  

It was then that she professed her faith to the One who heals and restores.  

Last week when we talked about it she said that she has prayed and asked Him to be her Savior before...but this time...she just knew.  Her name was written.  She didn't need to explain anymore.   Experience speaks for itself.

So as I stood by the sink, my heart bursting right open, I squished her tight! I told her that we would talk to the Pastor about getting Baptized.  She smiled and shook her head yes as she turned to head downstairs. 

The next morning she handed me a card that she made to give Pastor Jim.  On the front a picture of her getting baptized.  On the inside it reads:  "Last Sunday I prayed to God about baptism and God said it's time"


For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit.  I Corinthians 12:13

I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.  Mark 1:8

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20

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Oh, this sweet girl whom I love with everything in me!  A year had passed since that moment at the sink but her mind and heart stood strong.  October 1, 2011, Lola was baptized! 

I can only praise and give Him ALL GLORY for the wonderful privilege of coming alive in Christ!

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4 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

Aww!! Congratulations! Welcome to the family :)

Daughter of the King said...

Praising God with you for Lola's new life!

Heckert's Highway said...

This makes me cry...congratulation's!!!

Marcie said...

What a great day! Congrats Lola!