“I indeed baptize you with water, but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to lose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Luke 3:16).
“…and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also–not the removal of dirt from the body, but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 3:21).
God had been nudging me for over a year and a half to get re-baptized. After ending a long-term relationship, that broke my heart in two, God showed me time and time again that I needed to publicly re-declare my life to Jesus and this would clear my conscience and set me free. I heard Him. I knew I did. But, I wasn’t being obedient. As you all know, I struggled so much with my mental illness last year, which led to very traumatic experiences as I was in and out of psychiatric hospitals and struggling with my new diagnosis. BUT GOD. God always saves and redeems.
Finally, on January 25, 2019 I was re-baptized at The Way World Outreach in San Bernardino. What an amazing experience it was. My beautiful sisters and brothers in Christ witnessed my baptism, whereas my first one was witnessed by family in Christ that I didn’t know very well. This time it was very personal and intimate for me as I knew my family was watching.
I felt and feel so refreshed. Clean. At peace. With Jesus as my number one Lord and Savior. This is indescribable. I’m so thankful I was obedient. Finally!
I urge any of you, who question your faith in Jesus Christ, to pray about getting baptized or even making another public declaration. You pray the salvation prayer first, asking Jesus to come into your heart to believe that He is your Lord and Savior, confess that you are a sinner, and admit Jesus gave His life for your cross. We can’t do this thing called Life without Him. Well, we can..but we will be VERY lost. I’m praying for everyone that reads this. Every heart that is conflicted. Every heart and mind that has questions. Please feel free to contact me and I am happy to discuss.