Baptism of Lisa Trump
I used to think that I didn’t have a very good faith story. Or at least not a very exciting one. I had grown up in a Christian household, went to church, and believed in God. There was no dramatic pivotal moment in my story where I decided to change my ways and follow Christ. I had been raised to believe in God and to be a moral and upright person. I was faithful, but not necessarily faith-filled.
It was not until I went to college that I realized that I had to make a choice. I couldn’t remain in this middle ground — I would eventually either drift away from my faith or would have to take the initiative to make it personal. With time, prayer, guidance and support from those around me, and thanks to God’s perseverance in seeking after my heart, I began to learn what it meant to have a personal relationship with God. Along with a desire to know God more intimately, the Holy Spirit also started to plant the idea of baptism on my heart, which has brought me to today.
I now like to think of my story as being similar to the story of Lydia in the book of Acts. She was a woman who was faithful and upright, but only began to produce spiritual fruit after God had called her to Him. In a similar and beautiful way, God has also called me to Him. I have begun to see the fruit that has been produced as a result of following God, and look forward to see how He will transform my life according to His will as I move forward.