As most of my readers know, in early March I rededicated my life to Christ. This was something that I had felt in my heart that I wanted to do for quite some time, and I decided that it was time. Then, on March 28th, 2010 I was baptized. This was an outward expression of my faith to those around me looking on, to those who know me and know that I did this, and to God that I am His forever and ever. Pastor Nathan Lino preached just a few weeks prior to my baptism about what it takes to be saved, and that touched my heart so deeply, and I knew that in order to prove to myself, to others, and to God that I am a God fearing Christian woman, a lover of Jesus Christ, I needed, wanted to do this. My husband and Raia were there, along with Nathan's parents, and my two dear friends Cathy and Tammy who have been such a big part of getting me back into church - they are such wonderful influences on me, and I love them both so much.
Here is a video of my baptism (thank you Tammy and Richard for this video!). This is a day I will never forget!!
Cathy holding Raia while videoing the baptism.
Nathan's dad was very emotional, and very sweet. He was so happy that he was crying. I love him!!
I can't say that rededicating my life and being baptized has made my life any easier. If anything, it has gotten harder. I know that Satan does anything in his power to bring me down, and he throws obstacles in my life to make it hard for me, get me frustrated, anything he can to make me turn away from God. But luckily, I know that God is always with me, and that through every trial there is a lesson. I have not endured every trial since my baptism with grace (as I would love to), but I am a work in progress. I saw a saying not too long ago and loved it: "I ain't what I should be, but I ain't what I used to be, either!" Love it!!