I am so excited to share that I am getting baptized this Sunday! I am looking forward to it but am also a bit nervous. I attend a foreigner church here in South Korea that I love but we don’t have a baptismal pool. This means we had to look to other options. I am not a fan of water where I cannot see the bottom, so when I found out that I was going to be baptized in the ocean I was not thrilled.
Fear crept in. Jaws music played in my head. I began to think of backing out and getting baptized when I found a church back home. Since this church is the first church I have faithfully attended in years and has been a true rock and place of growth, I know that it would take a lot of time for me to follow through with this.
When someone warned us about how cold the water was going to be, my Pastor gave us some tough love. He jokingly/not jokingly said that if we can’t handle a little discomfort for Jesus then we should talk about our decision to get baptized.
This was exactly what I needed to hear at the time. Sometimes living for Jesus means being uncomfortable and facing our fears. I’m still a bit anxious about the water AND public speaking but I’m focusing on God and trusting Him.
A friend will be taking photos so I will share those when I blog about the experience.
When you were baptized were you worried about anything? Do you have any advice? I love hearing from y’all!