Revive Me, Week #17– A Year of Growing Stronger in the Lord
Think About Your Baptism
In ladies’ Bible class last week, Deanna Brant taught us about the covenant relationship we have with God. As she discussed the fact that those who are in this relationship will strive to be holy and a light to the nations, she suggested a way to make that easier. She said, “Think about your baptism…a lot.” What wisdom!
Remember what happened at the moment of your baptism:
- Your life became new (Rom. 6:4).
- You were saved (1 Pet. 3:21).
- Every spiritual blessing is found in Christ (Eph. 1:3) and you gained access to those blessings when you put on Christ (Gal. 3:27).
- You also became an “heir according to the promise” (Gal. 3:29).
- You “received the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
- You gained access to the Father (Eph. 2:13,18).
- You became a “member of the household of God” (Eph. 2:19).
- Every one of your sins was washed away (Acts 22:16).
This is just a sampling of the beautiful blessings that resulted from your baptism. The list could be much longer! Your baptism truly was the greatest and most important moment of your life.
I admit that I usually only recall the day of my baptism when someone else is being baptized. Deanna made me realize that thinking about it more often could make a difference in my Christian walk. Consider what thinking about your baptism each day can do for you:
- You are more likely to “go on your way rejoicing” (Acts 8:39).
- You will desire to sin less and be more holy.
- If it’s on your heart, you will share it with others.
- You will maintain an attitude of gratitude.
- You will want to grow ever closer to your Father.
Suggestions for the Week:
- Spend a few minutes thinking back to the day of your baptism. Write down why you did it and how you felt. If you did that already when you were baptized, read it.
- Contact the person who led you to Christ and thank them.
- Determine to begin each new day thinking about the moment you became a child of God.
- Thank God for all the blessings that came from your baptism. Be mindful of them each day.
- Be on the lookout for the newest Bible-marking topic at Come Fill Your Cup which will be “What Baptism Does.”
*Brett Petrillo baptizing Deanna Philippus for the remission of her sins!