So many changes have occurred in my life since Jim’s death 35 months ago. Even prior to his death, I was on a journey, a pilgrimage, searching….searching for answers to my questions “who am I?” And “what is my purpose?” Those answers evaded me. Snippets of answers would appear, but instead of heeding them, I’d turn and go in another direction, not ready to hear what I needed to. That all changed last October, when I went to church with my daughter and her family. As I stated in my testimony, I walked into church that day, a sinner, dead. What I heard that morning changed my life. I heard the truth. I heard the Gospel. I walked out of church that day feeling more alive and full then ever before. It’s been an amazing journey since then…
My questions are being answered as I continue this new journey of mine. Today I’m ready to share some of that here.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. ~Romans 6:4~
Baptism, is a photo of the old, sinful nature‘s death and the new faith life God gives those who trust in Him. Belief in Jesus has a life-altering impact (I can attest to that!) One moment a sinful person is dead, held in sin’s grasp. The next she becomes an entirely new person, alive in her Savior (Yessssss!). Only Jesus offers this glorious freedom., and He gave it to me!
(Excerpt from Everyday Encouragement..Spiritual Refreshment For Women