Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I was baptized on Sunday April 15th 2012

Hey. As the title says I was baptized and I wanted to give you every single detail of it. I'm also gonna try to attach pictures to this of me gettin baptized. So here are the details enjoy!

Well before thinking of baptisim I had to learn what exactly that's all about. So I asked my Pastor. I will not give out his name since I dunno if he would be comfertable with that or not. My Pastor explained to me that baptism is just an outward showing of whats already happened inside. Going down is a symbol of dying to sin and coming back up is a symbol of being alive in Christ. Then shortly after that it was announced my Church was gonna do baptisms. So I asked my Pastor about that and he interviewed me. Well before this interview I was so nervous cause I wasn't sure what he was gonna ask me or if he would throw at me any trick questions. And since my Pastor reads this blog thank you Pastor for not asking me any trick questions lol. He only asked me how I came to Christ and so I told him that story which I will share on this blog another time. Then he said he knew me well enough and sees evidence of Jesus in me and said he would baptize me. Outward I was as calm as I could but inside I was thinkin "WOOHOO!!!!" So then I had to wait for a letter for details about my baptisim but since I know my Pastor on Facebook he was just gonna Facebook me the details. Well I waited and waited and waited but no details. And it was a week before the baptism and there were details that I needed to know. So after Church services I asked him about the details and so he got me the letter that I am keeping of the details I needed to know. Then later on I looked at the letter and noticed my Pastor forgot to put in what time to meet him at the Church for my baptism. I'm thinkin "ummmm Pastor I am not psychic" lol. So I facebooked him about that and then he messaged me back the time. Asked him to please spell my name right on my baptism certificate as my middle name has a British spelling cause I'm half British and many people spell it wrong. He messaged me back saying he would make sure its spelled correctly and long live the Queen! I was so tempted to message back Yankee Doodle! But I didn't. Oh well... So now baptism day is comming close and I start to worry. I worry what if the Pastor bonks my head on the way down, what if I drown, what if the water is cold, what if I say somethin stupid, what if I get suddenly sick, what if something happens and I'm for some reason unable to go and get baptized? I also remember thinkin "a week from now and I'll be baptized!" Then it was Friday and I thought "just today and tommorow and I'll be baptized!" Then it was Saturday and I thought "Tommorow I'll be baptized!" That night I couldn't sleep cause I was so nervous and excited. Then the day came. I went to morning Church services that morning and baptism wasn't until that evening. So I had all morning to sweat it out. I remember thinking "today I'll be baptized!" When someone asked me how I was I just said "nervous and excited." Kept bein told there was nothin to be nervous about and everything would be fine. My friend Tom told me that I might get emotional and that was ok and he told me that when he was baptized he got emotional. Thank you Tom for tellin me that! Then after services I asked my Pastor to pray about my nervousness and he did right then and there and reminded me that the Bible says to be anxious for nothing. Thank you for praying for me Pastor! So had breakfest at Church that morning as we do a breakfest thing once a month and its fun. Got new shoes from my friend Heather. Thank you Heather for the shoes I love them! Then went back home tried to take a nap and then the time came to go back to Church to get baptized. DUN DUN DUN!! I was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. My friends Rick and Therese took pictures of me before being baptized. Thank you Rick and Therese for taking pictures of me! Then went backstage and got changed. Then after we were all ready the senior Pastor came in and gave us instructions as to how to get in the baptism tub so that we don't slip and fall. He said to walk slowly sideways and to hold on to the bar. Then I find out that there will be a little black mic box and we were told to not touch it. I thought "oh great now I'll be eletricuted! Lovely!" And then I find out another group will be baptized before my group is. Now longer time to sweat it out. So we wait and then its my groups turn. I remember seeing the baptism tub and my stomache did a flip flop. I was second in line to be baptized. So my Pastor enters into the tub and he didn't go in as instructed and well he slipped. He didn't hurt himself but he looked silly. Sorry Pastor but I had to put that in lol. I remember thinking "didn't you listen to the instructions??" Then my friend Junior ahead of me says "thats why you don't go in the tub like that." Then its my turn and I go in very carefully and very slowly and I said to Pastor "I'm comming just give me six hours." Then unknown to me people by now can hear me cause of the mic and I said "I'm thankful that the water is warm." Then the Pastor said some stuff and then asked me why I wanted to be baptized. And I said "It is my gift to GOD. Like Jesus gift to me cause He died for me. I know I can't pay em back and I can't outgive GOD you said that yourself but its still a gift. I hope He likes it. (looked up at the ceiling) please like it." Then my Pastor said "He likes it." Then my Pastor asked me if my family was there and I said "yes my CR and Church family are here and could you all please stand so everyone can see how big my family is." They all stood. Thank you all for standing and being there for me I love you all. And those of you who weren't there I love you to. Then my Pastor asked me a suprise question. Now he does the suprise question! He asked me "is there anything else you'd like to say??" Might as well have said "any last words??" But then if he said that I might have fainted lol. For a second though I felt like a deer at headlights. Finally I said "to GOD be the glory." I'm so glad I didn't say anything stupid. Then just before my Pastor dunked me I said "please don't bonk my head." Then I felt my head touch the water and I started to panic as I have a phobia of drowning and I said "how long will I be underwater??" And my Pastor said "not long." Then my Pastor baptized me yay! Then I got out the water and went and dried off and changed. Then I came out and apologized to my Pastor for panicking but he understood and said it was ok. Then he gave me my certificate of baptism which I will keep. It has my name right! Lol. Then I gave him a hug and well all my friends there got hugs. I was in a real huggy mood. And from the moment of being baptised till now I feel covered by the Holy Spirit and I feel filled with joy and peace and happiness. I'm just so very happy! I wish I could throw a big party for this! When I got home though it was hard for me to wind down after that. I wish it was earlier in the day so that I could go for a walk afterwards and that would have helped me wind down. So I was up till one in the morning trying to wind down lol... Now for the most important thank you... Thank You Heavenly Father Jesus Holy Spirit for Your help and guidence and paitence with the whole baptism thing. Please remember GOD every single detail of that day forever and never forget it. I love You GOD. In Jesus name I pray amen.... Ok here are the pictures of me

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Roman Road

Hey. It's Easter so I figure I'll do a blog on salvation. I did one once a while ago but this one will be different as I'm gonna do the roman road and I'll use pictures from google images to help.... Before reading the blog please say the following prayer or one like it "Dear GOD please give me Your wisdom, Your understanding and Your discernment in order to learn and understand this. Please help me to apply what I learn to my life. In Jesus name I pray amen."

Now this is a very hard road to travel the roman road. You may not like some of it. You might get angry at some of the things you will find. You might think its crazy. But I encourage you to please read all of it. Before being a Christian and being saved your status before GOD is a sinner. No matter what you think,feel,say or do you alone cannot change your status before GOD. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle then for someone to get to Heaven on their own. Every single human being has sinned and there is no one is good. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of GOD" Romans 3:23. http://www.flinthillschurch.com/images/allsin.gif

And no one will get away with it either. There is a punishment for sins. "For the wages of sin is death" Romans 6:23. Death meaning Hell meaning eternal seperation from GOD. Once in Hell there are no more second chances. Its eternal punishment and its real. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=t-ZKICtyuzFshM:&imgrefurl=http://reconcenter.com/index.php/reconcenter/ygn/&docid=bXma0wM-F77iKM&imgurl=http://reconcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/hell2.jpg&w=819&h=614&ei=jgB-T-DOHsHYiALmh53nDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=623&vpy=242&dur=12750&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=125&ty=217&sig=116399563033025264842&page=1&tbnh=108&tbnw=144&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0,i:102

There is only one alternative to this. And that is the gift of salvation through Jesus blood on the cross for you. "But the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ or Lord" Romans 6:23. And its a free gift. You can't earn it and you don't deserve it. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=txM0fh3PaYb2JM:&imgrefurl=http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/eternal_life.htm&docid=-sddQFk2D_TwRM&imgurl=http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/gift_of_eternal_life.jpg&w=510&h=340&ei=ygF-T62yFuvViAK_4cCjDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=193&vpy=135&dur=188&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=136&ty=97&sig=116399563033025264842&page=1&tbnh=111&tbnw=144&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:70

GOD the Father provided His only begotton Son Jesus to die for your sins. Jesus paid the full price and took the full penalty for your sins. "But GOD commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=sMw9sswpQUYBEM:&imgrefurl=http://www.cellphone-wallpapers.net/wallpapers/Religion/Christian/2&docid=lmeJyresLaGEoM&imgurl=http://www.cellphone-wallpapers.net/Wallpapers/Religion/Christian/jesus-died-for-you.jpg&w=176&h=220&ei=gwJ-T4vZNOXJiQKvyZnpDQ&zoom=1

You may be wondering right now if GOD will accept you. The answer is yes. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13. Whosoever which means it doesn't matter weather your boy or girl or short or tall or what you look like or how much or how little money you have or if your disabled or not. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=VtRGuwc6S5hdzM:&imgrefurl=http://jackwoodard.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/to-go-to-heaven-you-must-be-born-again/&docid=IHaiPggTuvMxqM&imgurl=http://jackwoodard.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/jesus-christ-pics-1112.jpg&w=640&h=452&ei=hgp-T4-BJ8riiALyvdWeDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=85&vpy=214&dur=375&hovh=189&hovw=267&tx=115&ty=118&sig=116399563033025264842&page=4&tbnh=114&tbnw=161&start=63&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:63,i:301

Ok so now how do you recieve this eternal life?? Cause remember you can't earn it. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" Romans 10:9. Simply put all you do is confess out loud that Jesus your personal Lord and Savior and believe in your heart that GOD raised Jesus from the dead you will be saved. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=fSD_OhChO1qo4M:&imgrefurl=http://biblefocus.net/quote/confess-Jesus-is-Lord-Rom-10-9/index.html&docid=O7Rqw2EUJSwUTM&imgurl=http://biblefocus.net/files/speak.jpg&w=240&h=234&ei=7g1-T-GVOYmTiQKZ3e2yDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=507&vpy=220&dur=656&hovh=187&hovw=192&tx=89&ty=107&sig=116399563033025264842&page=1&tbnh=117&tbnw=133&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:0,i:100

Now that you have done this and gladly accepted eternal life through Jesus alone whats next?? "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto GOD, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of GOD" Romans 12:1-2. This means to find yourself a Church home be in prayer about that, join a Celebrate Recovery thats a Christ centered recovery group for an hurt,habit or hang-up. Find yourself Christian friends to help you in your new walk with Jesus. Now as a Christian your dead to your sins.

Jesus went through alot for you. He was betrayed, abandoned by His disciples, arrested, beaten, spit upon, whipped, denied three times, nailed to a cross, seperated from the Heavenly Father and died just for you. If you were the only person on earth He would do all that for you. Because He loves you more then mere words can express. He would go through all that seven million times a day for you if thats what it took for you to have a relationship with Him. And while He was up there on the cross He wasn't only looking at the people below. He look right at you! Yes you personally He saw you and said "I love you this much" and bowed His head and died. His love kept Him on the cross. Then after three days He rose again. Death couldn't keep Him in the ground. Jesus now holds the keys to life and death. Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Heavenly Father. GOD doesn't want anyone to go to Hell. But even right now as I type this dozens of people are headed for Hell because they don't have this gift yet. And once in Hell there are no second chances. And death could happen at anytime no one knows when there time is up. So I asking you please to go and witness to someone this week. Don't worry about what to say GOD will give you the words. Pray for someone to witness to and for GOD to give you the words.... Now if you feel lead to please say the following prayer or one like it "Dear GOD thank You for Your salvation. Thank You for Your forgiveness. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for Your sacrafice. Please send me someone this week to witness to and please give me the words to say to them. In Jesus name I pray amen." .... GOD bless you.