Sunday, November 8, 2015

We're Celebrating Today!

 Today was an exciting day around here. Megan after much thinking (for months), made the decision to be buried with Christ in baptism. She desired to have her sins washed away and to be saved. I am very happy about her decision!
 She is our youngest child and the last one to make this decision. I can't tell you just how happy it makes me that all of our kids have made this choice. That certainly doesn't mean their journey is completed - in fact it has just begun. But I do know that they have all decided to run this race towards the prize of eternity in heaven and I am excited to see their journey.

  I can very much relate to this verse:

" I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth." 3 John 4

I am so blessed! 

10 comments:

Wayne Cobb said...

What a time of celebration! We thank God along with so many others and the angels in Heaven are rejoicing also!:) Wayne & Betty

Amy and Mark said...

Praise the Lord! What a beautiful thing to have all of your children choosing to walk with the Lord. To Him be all the glory!

Nola said...

That's great! I always have had a struggle over when a child should be baptized. The struggle is that I don't want it to be that they don't fully understand enough and they make a decision and are baptized and later realize that they didn't mean it. I'm not saying this is the case with your daughter, as I realize that you would have thought this through with your husband and church, but I just don't know how I come to that place of peace with it with my own children. Two of mine say they believe (6, 9) but it hasn't really been "tested" yet, if you know what I mean? Any thoughts on this?

Simple Home Living said...

Praise God!! :)

Abbi said...

Thank you all for celebrating with me! Indeed - To God be all the Glory!!!

Nola - I can very much relate to your struggle to know when a child should be baptized. I have also wanted to make sure that they truly understood what they were doing, that they would be able to remember this important decision later and why they made the decision. My oldest was around 10 when she made the decision and she is the type to think things over thoroughly and so I knew the decision had not been made lightly. We visited with her quite a bit about it and then we did allow her to be baptized the first time that she asked. The others have all been a little younger 9, 7 and 9 (I think I am remembering the boy's ages correctly) and we did quite a lot of talking first, they would ask and I put all of them off a little just to make sure that they were really in earnest about it and that it wasn't just this little whim. But they did all keep persisting and they have had a good grasp of what Jesus did for them and why they wanted to be baptized and die to sin. I don't know if that helps or not. I have done a lot of praying over it, visiting with others (Ken and grandparents/- with my Dad being an elder in our church and the other grandpa being a Bible teacher in a church out west) and visiting with the kids.

Joan Griffin said...

Praise the Lord! It is wonderful to know that all your children have accepted Jesus as their savior and have followed Him in baptism.

PurpleSlob InRecovery said...

So exciting! My girls are grown and not serving the Lord. Much prayer goes up for them dsily! I can't wait till I can say that verse again.

Lydia said...

What a blessing for sure! I know I pray that my children will realize how important it is to walk in obedience to Christ.

Nola said...

Thanks Abbi for helping with my question!

Jackie said...

That is so awesome, Abbi! You are doing a great job raising your kids to follow Christ.

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