“Kyle, go and trust me” were the words that I heard. They were words that burned deeply inside of me for months at a time. Words that seemed to manifest themselves into the deepest parts of my soul like the inescapable heat of a hot summer day. They were unique in their personality and carried with them a sweet fragrance which gave me great peace and joy. The words carried with them a voice that was unmistakable and deafening in nature. My heart was screaming at the top of its lungs through my chest. I was also constantly bombarded with the feelings of excitement, nervousness, uncertainty, and apprehension as they rushed into every vein and crevice of my body and fed the core of my soul. The time was now. God was calling me to get baptized.
This was my next large step of faith as a believer. Nobody knew. It was something that was between me and the Lord for years. It was now time for me to do as He commanded all believers in the Lord Jesus to do. I was now ready to publicly announce my faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ through baptism.
“So now, I stand here today to be baptized as a profession of my faith, hope and trust in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is and always will be my God and my Lord. I understand that I cannot understand the depths of His amazing grace in my life or the unfaltering, never-ending love that He is always giving me even though I do not deserve it.” These were the final words I spoke in my testimony before going under the icy water and being symbolically “born again” into new life with Christ as I stood before my church family. As I broke the surface and regained my footing, I felt refreshed and like I had taken my faith to the next level. I listened to God and did as He commanded me to do. I took a step of faith. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
By Kyle Ferrao