This is probably the one and only time my office table is so pretty with beautiful blooms! Okay, looking at the blooms really made me VERY happy!!!!!
Anyway, it was my best friend’s baptism today! ❤ I remembered my own baptism 6 years ago. Then, I took the step of faith to let Jesus take the throne in my heart. That declaration to my friends and family that I choose Christ over everything else and it is not my will but His be done.
Today, as I sat through baptism, the only thing that made me reflect most was the Covenant prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition:
I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low by thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
There are days where I find it very difficult to say this prayer. It is a prayer of absolute surrender and trust that everything is given by God and to God. I am nothing, nothing without Him. Then there are days where I am full of faith and I really want to live out every single word of this prayer. Even then, it is a struggle. So I pray that prayer to be lived in my and bestie’s daily walk so that when we look back on life, which encompasses every single day, we can truly say we lived to the fullest for Christ.
Thank you best friend for building that bridge for Jesus to walk into my heart ❤