God bless you all!!!!
This Saturday was a glorious day as we celebrated the baptisms of 5 members of our church that decided to give their life completely to God. It was a day of celebration as this members decided to be born as new creatures in Christ. We went to Jordan Lake in North Carolina and the day was beautiful. God moved in profound ways in the lives of these five members; three which were adults, one was a teenager and one a child of 11.
Many people have an encounter with God. One of the females that got baptized; last Sunday God baptized her with the Holy Spirit as this was what she had been asking him for quite along while in prayer and fasting. Many people will criticize and have something to say about this but it’s a blessing to be able to be granted that opportunity that does not mean it makes the person in any way more special that just means that you have another type of intimacy with the Lord.
However the enemy was not happy that these lives were taken from his grasp as he chose a moment that God allowed for a teen to almost drown when he was swimming in the lake, It was a moment that even the people who were in the lake where in shock because no one knew how it happened. One moment he was swimming fine and another he was under water for quite a while before everyone came out of the stupor and were able to move. It was by God’s mercy that he is alive as when the two men that rescued him got to him he had been under for about two minutes this was after he had gone down and came back up 3 times yelling for help.
It brought all the congregation and everyone around us a moment of face to face with mortality and actually God. Because that experience made us analyze our spiritual life and see how our daily living with God is. I wish i could explain and let you guys see the reaction that this has brought to me. It’s time to get ourselves together with God; because at the end of all we are just dust that will go back to the earth but our soul at the end will either be in peace and slumber or in eternal suffering. I’m not a religious freak but it’s time to get ourselves right with God and actually start preaching the word and living the word how it’s written not how we want to interpret for our own needs and wants.
P.S. Overall God is Good and his mercy and grace is never ending. We saw God’s hand move today in a big way in the lives in not just the five that were getting baptized but also in the lives of all present.