Dave's Baptism

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A few weeks ago our Church had a baptism service.  We attend a Baptist Church & we practise adult baptism.  To follow Jesus' example going through the waters of baptism is certainly something not to be taken lightly, but is a sign of the persons commitment to the Lord - to dying to our sinful self (going under the water) & being raised in Christ (coming up again).  I don't think anyone really understands how special a moment your baptism is until they have been baptised themselves - I know for me it is one of the most precious moments of my life.  At the recent service there were 5 people being baptised - one of which was Dave.  

Now you may be wondering why Dave wasn't baptised until now - well I guess the short answer is that he was raised in a church that practised christening so the need for adult baptism wasn't taught as much as for those of us who were raised Baptist.  Although he was always interested in being baptised as an adult (I remember he talked about it when he was a teenager), the Lord had to work in various areas of his life to bring him to this point. This service was a wonderful testament of the Lords work in all 5 peoples lives - it was incredibly emotional & so very special. 

Part of the service is that each person being baptised gives their testimony - about how the Lord has worked in their lives.  As I looked at Dave & listened to his testimony I was taken back to the most difficult time in our lives (remember the 7th year I wrote about here) - I was able to look at Dave now & realise that God had answered my prayers for him. He is now a strong, Christian leader of our home who seeks the Lords guidance daily.  So wives let me encourage you - don't give up on praying for your husbands whatever the circumstances - whether they are strong Christian leaders, have drifted away from the Lord or won't even have anything to do with the Lord.  Prayer is always powerful.

When there's nothing else you can do, you can always pray.

May God bless you


Mum-me said...

How great that your husband was baptised! This is something I've been praying for my husband too. (We also attend a Baptist Church, and have regular baptism services.) Great advice about praying for your husband. An elderly woman from my home church told me, not long after I was married, that if I wanted my husband to do something, don't ask him - ask God. How right she was.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

God is good! Rejoicing with you both!

Saminda said...

Oh Renata. I cried when I read this post.
Have I ever told you that Stuart doesn't know the Lord? He grew up knowing about God, went to church, youth groups etc., but still has never got to know God personally. It is so difficult at times. Thank you for the reminder about praying daily for him - I need to be more consistent with this.
I could not be happier for you. I can only imagine the peace you must feel, knowing Dave has given his life to Christ and seeks Him daily. So happy for you, what a special day Sunday must have been! :) xoxo

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing, I am water baptised too.
Richest Blessings - Jan

aunty sel said...

Hey Narn,
Thanks for posting the photo's. It is really great to see Dave's baptism.
I am having a busy week, but hope to have a chat with you soon.

Smilie girl said...

Woo hoo! congratulations to Dave. It's wonderful to hear how God is working in his life and in your family.

Grandma said...

Hi Narn
Thanks for sharing the pictures of Dave's baptism - and thanks for the reminder to pray for people, rather than trying to change them ourselves.....Will call you Wednesday (Lord willing) as we'll be away from our phone & internet.....don't let Boo know, but I'm wondering how I'll survive without it......aaaaahhhhhh.........lots & lots & lots of love to you all
Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ps miss you all!!!!!!

Ana said...

God bless! I remember my baptist, it was amazing.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Prayer. So powerful.

We also attend a Baptist Church.

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Our church baptizes people in the river - it is always a very special service. My older children were baptized at the beach - in summer of course! Lovely to hear of Dave's baptism and knowing God has answered your prayers on his behalf. He is faithful. God bless your beautiful family.

Jenn said...

Beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing this special time with us.

We attend a Baptist church, too.

Frizzy and Bird said...

A dear dear friend of mine is struggeling with the fact that her husband is not a believer. When they married he told her was. Just this year he admitted he never has been. She was crushed in spirit and felt very betrayed. Now she struggles daily with knowing when to speak up and when to keep quiet.
We've all been praying for them.

I know the joy and celebration you must have felt. What a glorious day indeed! God is good!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I LOVE this! And you are right...when there is nothing else you can do, you can always pray. Which is where we are at right now.

Grandma said...

Hi Narn, Just a quick one before we go away!!! (Tried to ring a couple of times & left messages :-(
Just a comment on reading your comments - I think some may have thought that Dave's only just become a Christian!!!
Anyway, love to you all - lots & lots of love
Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather said...

How wonderful! I'm so happy for Dave, and for you. Congratulations!

Helen said...

What a wonderful testimony of a praying wife... thanks so much for sharing.
hug Helen

Camille said...

What a precious testimony! How wonderful that the LORD has done this work in your husband! I'm sure it will be an encouragement to many!


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