The Water Doesn’t Save You

I am still reeling from the awesomeness of my God and it has almost been a week later so I am pretty sure this is something that I need to blog. I promise to hit some points but we are taking the long way to get there.

I love my young adult ministry, Fusion (www.fusionatl.org) and last week we did something we haven’t done in a long time–spontaneous baptisms!! It may sound unusual but it is without a doubt one of the most inspiring and spirit-filled evenings I have ever been part of. 
It started out pretty simply: how do we define faith? 

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Based on that premise that faith is a belief that determines a new lifestyle then it was time to let go of all of our old stuff and step into a new life. Each and every person who came down wanted to give their old selves a proper burial. Each one knew that the water is not what saves you, planning isn’t what saves you, and even doing at Fusion wouldn’t save you but it only our Savior on the Cross that truly saves our souls. At that point the few brave ones turned into a line of over 70 young people ready to commit to a new life!! I stayed and watched every one be baptized. Many had heart breaking stories of lost faith and hope, others were recommitting by baptism and a few were experiencing God for the first time and were saved and baptized on the same day. 

Then came some brave leaders of Fusion. These people are charged with shepherding this group of young adults through bible studies and small groups and departments. I know how pride could have gotten in the way of these beautiful moments of surrender and obedience to God but they didn’t let it stop them.
And finally I wanted to say something about the men of Fusion. These guys are my friends and brothers so to see them standing and leading others to Christ brought tears to my eyes. I am just so proud and overflowing with joy for them to be fully coming into their callings as men of God.

I really don’t have much else to say. What is God tugging on your heart to do? Maybe you have already been baptized but are you working towards your calling? Are you focusing on God’s still, small voice or letting the much louder voices and distractions get in the way? This night reminded me to be laser pointed focused because everyone involved heard or felt something that prompted them to move our of their seat–I don’t want to miss out when it’s my turn.

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