I’ve Been Dipped!

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I did not really understand the ceremony or grasp the full significance of what water baptism meant as I was baptized by sprinkling in the Episcopalian Religion at eight years old. Fast forward almost 40 years later and as a person that did not always walk with the Lord and now had much to be thankful for because of His Amazing Grace that saved a wretch like me, Baptism had become a great desire for me.

I did religion most of my life; one denomination after another, spending the majority of my adult life practicing Catholicism. My husband was a cradle Catholic and we married and baptized our children Catholic as well. When all the rituals became too much for us we left religion and the Catholic Church in 2006.
We desired something more and found that in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We chose to live and raise our children by a Biblical Worldview and no longer wanted to be defined by a religious denomination. As I read my Bible and walked closer with the Lord my desire only deepened to be Baptized as the Bible describes.

The Greek word Baptizmo – where we get Baptized Or Baptism from means “to dip.” So for me, I believe that immersion baptism is the type of Baptism the Bible is referencing. For me being baptized the “Real Way” meant being fully dipped, dunked, taking the full plunge.

After desiring this for the last nine years, I got the opportunity this past summer.
I also love that God arranged for it to all go down not in Texas, but across the world in Jerusalem, Israel in the famous Jordan River.

It was an amazing and very emotional experience. I also have it on DVD to watch over and over again! (They capture all the baptisms like those roller coaster ride pictures at amusement parks)

Every time I hear this song It resonates with me. Every time I can’t help but cry. I just can’t contain my emotions.

I encourage you all if you have not done so already to take the full plunge. Get Dipped!
Dip in deep and begin to experience something about the amazing “Living” Water! I am so glad I did! Now I am changed… Now I am stronger….~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

“Something In The Water” by Carrie Underwood

He said, “I’ve been where you’ve been before.
Down every hallway’s a slamming door.
No way out, no one to come and save me.
Wasting a life that the Good Lord gave me.

Then somebody said what I’m saying to you,
Opened my eyes and told me the truth.”
They said, “Just a little faith, it’ll all get better.”
So I followed that preacher man down to the river and now I’m changed
And now I’m stronger

There must’ve been something in the water
Oh, there must’ve been something in the water

Well, I heard what he said and I went on my way
Didn’t think about it for a couple of days
Then it hit me like a lightning late one night
I was all out of hope and all out of fight

Couldn’t fight back the tears so I fell on my knees
Saying, “God, if you’re there come and rescue me.”
Felt love pouring down from above
Got washed in the water, washed in the blood and now I’m changed
And now I’m stronger

There must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water

And now I’m singing along to amazing grace
Can’t nobody wipe this smile off my face
Got joy in my heart, angels on my side
Thank God almighty, I saw the light
Gonna look ahead, no turning back
Live every day, give it all that I have
Trust in someone bigger than me
Ever since the day that I believed I am changed
And now I’m stronger

There must be something in the water (amazing grace)
Oh, there must be something in the water (how sweet the sound)
Oh, there must be something in the water (that saved a wretch)
Oh, there must be something in the water (like me)
Oh, yeah

I am changed (I once was lost)
Stronger (but now I’m found)
(was blind but now I see)

http://youtu.be/mH9kYn4L8TI

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