Romans 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Oh so many years ago, when I was baptized into Christ, did I really know what that meant for my life? Was it a miraculous transformation of mind and body? I wish I could say it was. Now, was I more aware of my sin once I made that decision? Yes! But it didn’t keep my humanness from showing its true colors at times. Deciding to honor my Lord through baptism and working towards that transformation, for me, has been a work in progress. Everyday over the last almost 40 years I have taken baby steps towards finding my way to Him. I also have taken more than a few steps backwards. But that is okay, not okay that I sometimes consciously take them, but okay because I know my Lord will forgive me when I admit the error of my ways and go to Him with humility and sorrow. No one is perfect once they step foot out of the pool of water from baptism and He knows that but it is the 1st baby step towards seeking Him to fill your life with love and wonderment! Honor Him with this decision and walk in the newness of life forever. I know that today I will be a little closer to being that person that He has designed me to be.
Lord Father, thank You for being my Father. For understanding me, for who You have made me and not for who I portray at times. Be with me today during my walk with You, helping me straighten up when I curve off Your path. Amen!
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My experience exactly! I think we are oblivious to what it all REALLY means when we show our commitment by baptism. But, to be honest, I am still oblivious today to what wonderfulness the Lord has in store for my life, even tomorrow! Thanks for this post!
As I was talking with a friend this morning. ….. When the leaves are off the trees, we see the hills and valleys and convince ourselves that we can’t make it through, solely because we are trusting in our own power. Our own power to make our life wonderful, but God puts the leaves on the trees so that the hills and valleys don’t seem so daunting. He put those leaves on the trees so that with the next steps we make there are beautiful and wonderful things that we experience. Things that we may not have experienced without trusting in Him to provide our wonderful life.