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


Chelliah Laity said...

A brilliant post.

Chris said...

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