#56

56 Days to go…

Hi, Little One!

What a great weekend we had!

But, the best part of this weekend was an awesome surprise.

Daddy and I were at church this morning and our friends Andrea and Scott sat with us. We have been praying for Scott for a while to get baptized. Although he had accepted Christ into his life, he had not made it public by getting baptized.

I understood where he was coming from. When Daddy first accepted Christ, the whole baptism thing was still a weird concept. For me, I was baptized as an infant in the Catholic church and did not think I needed to do it again. But, after a lot of thought and prayer Daddy and I both realized that in order to take the next step in our Christian walk – we both needed to let it be known that we were proud warriors for Jesus. So in 2004, we were baptized and our lives have been changed since.

So today – our pastor explained yet again what baptism was. And he asked the congregation if anyone was so bold to make their beliefs public – to show the world by getting baptized. The moment he asked the church, I began praying for Scott. When he didn’t get up at first – I stopped praying for Scott and started praying for the Holy Spirit to open up his heart.

Then, Pastor Ed said he felt that some people were holding back and to recognize that the battle within the person was truly the Devil whispering in his/her ear to not make it known that he/she was a follower for Christ. After that prayer….

He did it…Scott got up – walked in front of the congregation – and made the choice to show the world he was ready to take the next step in his Christian walk.

Andrea and I were in tears! What a bold move he made for the Lord! What an awesome feeling to witness God working – at that very moment – in the hearts of not just Scott – but the other two people who decided to get baptized!

Craig, Andrea and I watched Scott get baptized and were so proud. I am so proud of him and so proud of Andrea for her continuous prayers for him. They are set to get married May 30. I know for a fact that he will be able to lead their house in the way God intended marriage to be!

So don’t ever let anyone tell you, Sweet Girl, that there is no God. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that our God is not a living God – because He is very much alive. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it’s too late to be a Christ follower or that you’re not good enough. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that prayers are a waste of time.

I cannot wait to share with you the wonderful story of our Savior and to see how God will work miracles in your life. For now Baby Girl – keep on growing!