I was reminded of these words as I was searching about the true meaning of Baptism. They really hit home with me, thus I asked Andrea to read at the start of this glorious celebration!!
Now the Shepherd had found His lost sheep.
Trust Him to be your Savior.
Trust His Word which then assures you eternal life.
Though I surrendered to God, I was not truly committed to separating myself from the worldly ways and following and serving Jesus. I played a balancing act of living in both worlds.
I was filled with LOVE on steroids.
What I missed out in LOVE for the past was made up in the 10 months that I was on the ship in Congo.
Thus, I am back on the ship living "Intentionally" Serving Christ :)
THEN……..in verse 13……”I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.
I am know filled with the LOVE from God and ready to fully commit to HIM!!
Cecily, Sandra and Lauren shared Wisdom from Scripture...........
Nick led us in singing AMAZING GRACE
Baptism.........Off with the old, on with the NEW!!
As I rose from the water.........Andrea led in Singing "Bless the Lord O My Soul"
Rianne Sang Blessings Over Me..........ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!
May God’s blessing surround you each day
As you trust Him and walk in His way
May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.
So sweet to have all these wonderful friends from all over the world. Rianne hosted me in her home in Holland this summer, and now here we are on the Ship sharing in my Baptism. :)
Thank you to all who celebrated this once in a lifetime "Celebration of New Life" with me :)