Being baptized

Being baptized is a gift from God. Why should someone be baptized?

Being Baptized

I grew up knowing the Lord at a very early age. I would pray and read my Bible. I had a pretty good relationship with Him. It wasn’t until my adult life that I decided that I wanted to be baptized. I had debated about it, since I’m in a wheelchair and I didn’t want anyone going through any trouble for me. I was still pretty shy in 2011, and didn’t want to do it in public yet, so the pastor agreed to do it in his office with close family. He put some water on my forehead.  All that was nice.

A few months ago, the Lord spoke to me about being baptized again. But this time He told me to do it in front of the church. At this point I’m at another church with new friends. So I went to the staff and they said it was possible. My heart was overwhelmed!

This past Sunday I got baptized, there was around twelve of us. When it came to my turn, I had a bunch of ladies stand in front of me cheering me on. Some already had tears in their eyes. They said a special prayer just for me, put a bunch of towels on me, and baptized me. Afterwards, a lot of people came up, and congratulated me. The love I felt during and after was like non other I’ve ever experienced.  

These are the times when I’m so thankful I obeyed the Lord. Did my first one still count the first time? Of course it did, but you see, I believe the Lord had me do it again but this time in public to overcome my fears, and second, to tell the world, that yes I truly do belong to Jesus. 

being baptized
Allison Anderson getting ready to be baptized
New life in Christ.

Why is should you be baptized?

  • To tell the World who you belong to. Which is Jesus.
  • To be a living example to everyone around you.
  • To prove your love for the Lord.
  • You are new in Christ/ Holy Spirit living within you. 

 Once you’ve asked Jesus into your heart, being baptized should be done at the right timing, and isn’t supposed to be taken lightly. In fact, nothing the Lord tells us to do is supposed to be taken lightly. Over the last few weeks while I’ve been sick, I’ve felt the Lord’s Spirit and voice in my heart. But that’s only by reading the Word, and letting it transform your heart. When you obey the Lord, He’ll return the favor by blessing you. I’m true living prove of this.

Please know that being baptized doesn’t make you saved, it’s only you’re outward appearance of showing your friends and family

Right before getting baptized, I read this verse:

Galatians 3:27 All who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.

May the Lord bless and keep you always. I would love to talk and connect with you. If you need prayer or just need someone to talk to, you can find me here.

Blessings,

Allison Anderson

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