Tuesday, September 4, 2018

"Making disciples...


My Three Fellas!

...by going, baptizing, and teaching people the Word of Christ and then enabling them to do the same thing in other people's lives -- this is the plan God has for each of us to impact nations for the glory of Christ." 

~ David Platt

As a stay at home, homeschooling mother ~ my primary role (other than serving my husband) is making my children into disciples of Christ! My boys asked to be baptized recently and my pastor, church family and we were happy to oblige! It is Chris and my greatest prayer that our children grow constantly in their faith and serve and glorify the Lord in all they do! 

Madelyn took photos while I videoed. You can watch the videos (if you so desire) on my IG account HERE and HERE.  I am also *so in love* with that picture at the top of this post. My three guys....my heart is full! :) 

If you are not a Christian (or if you are and don't understand baptism and its importance) you can find a good explanation HERE. HERE is another one...this one by Desiring God (John Piper). 


Jaxson (with our pastor in the white shirt and Chris in the blue)...





 Xavier...



 The rest of the pics of X being baptized didn't come through email...and instead of having Madelyn try to send them to me again....then have to save them to a zip drive and then unzip them etc....I figured these were enough and the videos I linked to above were better to watch anyway...if you want! :) (It's getting late and I am *so* ready for bed! Please forgive my laziness!)

The baptism was held this past Sunday evening at a member of our church's farm. They had it in their pond. Two other young people were baptized that day as well. We all brought snacks to share, had prayer and sang a couple hymns! It was a lovely, warm evening celebrating with loved ones (Along with our church family Chris's parents as well as mine were able to attend! We were so thankful!)! A lot of the children then spent time swimming in the pond! They all had a great time!

We serve a resurrected Christ! What a truth to comprehend! If Jesus had stayed dead....He would not be God. But the truth is that He did rise and He lives today...sitting at the right hand of the Father making intercession for His people! What a God we serve! May we obey Him and live as light in this fallen world! May we not just say we are born again believers....let us also live it out in deed! Let us proclaim the gospel while also bearing fruit of salvation....the fruit that shows we truly belong to Jesus Christ! :)

Thank you for sharing in this exciting time for us!

I pray that if you, dear friend, don't know the Lord....that you *will* come to know Him! Please, truly, feel free to email me (email is in my left sidebar) any time. If you have questions, I will do my best to answer them (or *find* the answer to them). The salvation of your soul....your relationship with the God of the universe is *THE* most important thing you will ever know. If you *do* know the Lord....and haven't been baptized, please do so as it is a public showing of our being *born again* in Christ. The Lord commands it....making it quite important! :) And finally...if you know the Lord and aren't in His Word every.single.day....then you need to be. Devotions and other books are extra. They don't count as being in His Word. Read, process in context. Even if you don't understand everything. Pray for wisdom (as the Lord will give it to those who ask). Ask your pastor questions....ask trusted friends or trusted websites on the web (which I know many...so if you are unsure ~ I'll be glad to help!). You *can* know Him more and more. What a treasure that is for us! To know God loves His people...and knowing that you *are* one of His people...makes everything else seem insignificant! Are you one of God's beloved?

It is the end of another busy day....full of housework, homeschooling, exercising, dog-grooming (haha) and more! I'm ready to jump into bed and get out my Bible. I enjoy reading it before I go to bed...and spending time in prayer. Sometimes I add devotional readings by Randy Alcorn, Joni Eareckson Tada, Spurgeon, and Jerry Bridges. Sometimes I am just pooped and just stick to my Bible reading! :)

Thank you for stopping by! I hope your week is blessed and full of joy!
Cheerfully ( *yawn* and sleepily),
Katy


2 comments:

  1. What a true blessing, you have some amazing young men there. I can't believe how big they've gotten, I still remember them and Madelyn being so little :)

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  2. How wonderful! Congratulations Jaxson and Xavier! :)

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