Baptism has been stirring within my heart for some time. I grew up in the church but struggled to truly know what it meant to be a child of God, to know my worth in Him, to be loved unconditionally, and saved by his boundless grace.
When I was 9 years old I was diagnosed
with Lyme disease. The last 9 years, complex chronic illness took over my life… it became my identity and messed with my perception of how I saw myself/how I thought God/others saw me. I felt nothing more than broken. I found myself drifting away from God; lost.
This summer while I was at Jesus camp, during selah time God spoke to me: “fall back into my arms that is where you will find boundless grace and endless love I have for you. I got you my child. Trust me.” I encountered what it meant to fully surrender and receive His love… within such a powerful and beautiful moment falling at the feet of my savior.
I was baptized on July 30th, 2023 to outwardly share my faith and take that step into the light, further acknowledging I can’t do this on my own anymore and need God, my rescue. In Jesus’ name the pain, isolation, fear, and suffering of my past has no hold on me anymore and isn’t mine to carry. I’m severing myself from the darkness. Jesus has overcome.
I begin to seek His will for me and find my healing in a new light through Jesus Christ; Yahweh, my Savior.
This is my ONE story💙