Thursday, 3 September 2009

O Happy Day!

This Sunday at Church we have a Baptism of a lovely lady who has given her life to Jesus. I am so excited about this because it is always a celebration. The kids at Church are fascinated by the pool and the whole process as well. It is a great way for them to learn practically about being a Christian and publicly declaring your faith.

I remember clearly the joy I felt after being baptised at my Church. It was amazing and is so hard to put into words. It's not always an easy thing to do however. If you don't have the support of your family or come from a non Christian background (I do ), then it can make things difficult when explaining why you are doing this and even whether or not family attend.

19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ina]">[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:19 NIV.

I decided to be baptised because Jesus said that I should do this. I made the decision in my head and heart to ask Jesus to forgive my sins and that I would follow him and give my life to him. However, I always knew I had something else to do and this was it. It is not the Baptism that makes us a Christian. That is a decision between our self and Jesus and he knows our heart. Baptism, to me, is a public display to all gathered that you have made this decision and are now obeying Jesus, as your saviour. The washing away of sin and coming up and out of the water clean, new, changed, full of joy, hope, brimming with love of the Lord.

It is a powerful form of witness to anyone who doesn't know Jesus. It is the start of a wonderful journey with God. A memory that stays with you forever.

If you don't believe in Jesus but read this blog, please think about it. I did not become a Christian until later in life. I lead what I thought was a "good" life. When I was lead to the Bible and God's word, it was like I could finally see things clearly. I am so thankful to God for allowing Jesus to die on the cross. All you have to do is ask God to forgive you for your sins. All the bad things we do, have done and continue to do. God forgives us if we just ask and accept Jesus as our saviour. God really wants to be in your life if you would only let Him. He loves you so so much and has so many wonderful things in store for you if you would only accept Him.

It's up to you.

Love Collette xxx


  1. Praise God for your beautiful testimony.


  2. Great post! Loved how you worded it, Colleen!!! You are such a blessing!

  3. Collette,

    I only wished our church had more opportunities to do this. They only do it at a local lake in the summer which is just 2-3 times during the summer. I missed this summers' so may have to look for other ways to accomplish my baptism.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. my advice to you is to read dumbing us down. then decide how you feel about school.

  5. I was baptised over 35 years ago and I can remember it like it was yesterday. Isn't that awesome?

  6. great post! God is good!
    Have a blessed week.
    much love and prayers, Lori


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