Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Well as all of you can see I am a day behind but I still wanted to say what I am thankful for.

This has been a grand week for our family. Our two oldest daughters got baptized on Wednesday night. I think about what this week represents for Christians and I think God could not have planned their baptism at a better time. I also learned from my girls that this was the time for them to be baptized and if they had not obeyed the prompting of the Holy Spirit they could have missed this wonderful experience. My oldest told me that she had that tugging in her heart but she didn't want to have to do this in front of people. Daddy talked to her and he said you need to keep praying this is your decision to make not Dad and Mom's. A few days later she came to me and told me mom it's not about me it's about Jesus so I need to do this. If we all could be so obedient when the Spirit prompts us.

The 9 year old knew right away she prayed and said she just knew that her heart was telling her to do this. I was so proud of both of them, Not for getting baptized but being still enough to listen to the Spirit of God and obey. I pray for both of them that will continue to be obedient in their walk and live in the full Glory of Jesus Christ.

The other thing I am thankful for is that the same man who led both of these girls to the Lord also was their to be with them as they washed their old away and their new beginning began that night. Who was that man you ask? It was their earthly Father who loves them dearly and is shepherding them along their path of life. Thank you God for blessing this family with a Godly man who puts you first in all areas.

And finally I am thankful for the debt that my saviour paid for me so I can live eternally with him in Heaven.


Sniz said...

Baptism is such a beautiful, wonderful, solemn, special event. Bless your daughters for the heart that are so soft and pliable in the Lord's hands. That is a huge blessing to have children that walk with Jesus.

Becky said...

That was beautiful!!!
I loved what you said about your husband and about them following the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Hugs to your girls from someone in FL who loves the significance of baptism! : )

Heather said...

Susan, that is wonderful!! I pray that their hearts would always be so in tune with the Holy Spirit!

Have a blessed Easter!

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Mommy Dot Com said...

Six girls!!! Steal my heart. How precious. I know you probably don't get a lick of attention when you go out in public. I can't wait to hear if baby #7 (I am sooo jealous by the way)is a boy or a girl.

Nana C said...

Nana kept her eye on the watch that evening, as I was also going to be at Wed. night service in Ca. I had an easy time seeing them come up out of the water, so beautiful. The Holy Spirit has a sweet hand on them and will continue to bless them.. Love Nana

Tanya said...

That is so cool that both of the girls made that decsion and let their dad be the one who baptist them. I am so glad that I am able to be a part of your growing in Christ family. God bless you and have a happy Easter from the Ross family.

Faith said...

Wow, that is beautiful! What precious girls you are raising. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments and prayers.
Have a blessed Resurrection Day!