Baptism ~ a 12-yr old’s perspective to her 7-yr old self

Baptism Day

“I felt like an angel.  I couldn’t wait to get into the white gown.  When I lifted my arms, it felt like wings.”  My days and week’s leading up to this baptism day, I was solid in knowing that Jesus died on the cross for me, but I did not know the true meaning of being dunked (baptized) under water then.”  I do now.  If I could go back and explain it to my 7-yr old self, I would say “Jesus dying for you is so much more than this.  Professing your faith to the world will still take growing your faith daily.  Growing my faith would take a daily relationship being built with Christ.”

The main question I had at seven years old was “why do I have to get baptized?”

Six Years Later

“Being able to start going to Christian camps like Still Water Sports Camp and Camp Peniel helped me intentionally learn what it truly means to be a ‘daughter of the king'”.

“The King’s daughter is all glorious within.” Psalm 45:13

“Wednesday night youth group services have also helped me to grow my faith and deepen my relationship with God.  Hearing the teaching and encouragement to open my Bible and ‘slap Satan in the face’ empowers me even at twelve years old.”

“Being in the Word daily through homeschool, and my Christian education is a huge factor in my daily walk.  Studying God’s word, I find just the right verse I needed to hear that day.  Opening my Bible to random spots, allows me the freedom to just open it up and experience whatever is on that page.  Having Bible studies to do with my mom has helped me learn specifically about truth vs. lies, and prayer.  I now know what it means to be baptized and the WHY behind it all.”

A Mama’s view

Jesus giving us a whole new identity in Christ may not sound appealing at the age of seven, or even twelve, but at my age, it is everything!  The knowledge of how to be saved and going to heaven, because you have accepted Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior, is the key.  We, as mama’s, have a special ability and responsibility to teach our girls about being daughters of the King.  A cherished member of God’s royal family.

“Fear not, I have called you by your name.  You are Mine.” Isaiah 43:1

where our identity comes from ~ whose we are ~ where we belong ~ where we are going ~ we are never left or forsaken ~ we are loved unconditionally

We hope you enjoyed this perspective given by Claire…leave us a comment and your thoughts.

Many Blessings ~

Melissa

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    April 7th, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    This is really helpful, thanks.

  2. Melissa Crossland

    May 7th, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    You’re so welcome. I’d love to hear more from you on how this post helped 🙂

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