Sunday, June 28, 2009

There Was A Baptism Today

Isn't God the most incredible? This flower is real. I was told this is called Hoya Bella when a sweet
older gal gave me a clipping from her houseplant about fourteen years ago.

God has created such amazing and wonderful things for us to enjoy and this plant really drives that point home. Creation is such a great way to
show us His glory. He also opened it up for us to know Him.
We can find Him everywhere and he can forgive anything.
No sin is to great for God to forgive.

I'm building up to a salvation story here. Remember the post about our neighbor on June 16, 2009? I named it Fun To Watch Them Grow Up. I mentioned how he started coming to our church and that his sister was coming now and bringing her little boy.

Well today she was baptized!!! I didn't know who was going to be baptized today so when the screen in front of the baptismal was raised and there stood Miss J, I was so excited! It was tearful time. I was so happy and so amazed at how God is working in our neighbor's house. I'm not surprised, I'm amazed and overwhelmed with joy!!

Her testimony, as told by the pastor, Miss J is very shy, was heart warming. Her life has changed dramatically. Even better, was that her dad was there. I don't think he's been in church for a very long time.

So I've had an exciting day in the Lord. It is so neat to see folks coming to the Lord. One at a time. Thank you, Lord.

12 comments:

  1. Praise be to God! :> )
    What an awesome day for your friend!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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  2. That is so cool. I am sure that was the best feeling when the screen was raised. What an amazing surprise. That is awesome.

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  3. Praising GOD with you. Isn't it awesome to watch GOD work.
    Hope you have a wonderful day..blessings, andrea

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  4. Hello precious sister Nannette!

    You're such a sweetie! Thank you so much for your prayers! They mean so much to me!! :-)

    I really enjoyed reading your post today! A new life in Christ Jesus our Lord is ALWAYS the best thing to get excited about!! It's so great to know we have a new birth in our Family! :-)

    One of my most favorite things to do is garden, but I haven't been able to do that since I started getting really sick about 5 years ago. So I really enjoyed seeing that beautiful flower you share here in this post. I'm gonna look it up and see if it grows well in TX and if so, it'll be my first new plant in my garden in a LONG while!

    I don't get to get "out" much to visit others often, so I'm so thankful the Lord gave me time this a.m. to stop by and "see" you! I've been so blessed in many ways!

    With great love in Christ,
    Sunny

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  5. It is so encouraging seeing people we know turn their lives to God!

    We desire to see God and be close to Him…He shows us Himself ever day in His creation.

    Psalm 113:2-4
    Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

    From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised.

    The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

    ♥Hope

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  6. What a wonderful blessing!!

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  7. Wow! What a great story!! We were honored in hosting a Baptism here at our house a few weeks back.. I love seeing people being washed anew.. PTL!!

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  8. Praise God!! That is awesome!

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  9. Oh that is exciting! Praise God. =0)

    We're back from our adventures and it's good to be home. Have a great night!

    Erica

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  10. Oh that is wonderful! God is so good!

    And the flower is beautiful!

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  11. One at a time...Praise God for the blessings of saved sould that only He can give, Amen!

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