Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Dedicating Tyler...

We are dedicating Tyler to the Lord on June 14th at our church, Savannah Christian Church. This means that Scott and I are dedicated to living a Christ-centered life and to help guide Tyler in the ways of the Lord so that one day he will accept Jesus as his Savior. Scott and I were baptized by his father on June 19, 2005 (the day after we were married) in the Gulf of Mexico side of Key West. I was also baptized as a baby by method of sprinkling in the Lutheran Church. I was also confirmed in the Lutheran Church in 9th grade. I am glad I went to church growing up, but nothing ever stuck in me until I moved and found a nondenominational church and every time I went there the message really hit home. It was great...however every time I went I got tears in my eyes, probably knowing that I needed to make changes in my life, but didn't want to, but then I realized the message was so true and I just wasn't being honest with myself, let alone to God. So, not until I met Scott, we started dating, and I started being around his family did I start to get it. Wow, it's not just about believing in Jesus, it's about having a relationship with Jesus...every minute of every day. It's not about going to church 1 day a week, it's about walking with Jesus through everything in life, from doing the dishes to working on your marriage. It's about putting all your trust in Him and being obedient to his word. And to make this quick and to the point, not until I started obeying His word have I started to become completely content. I worry less, I stress less, I'm more happy....because when you focus on eternity and being with Jesus FOREVER, does this short little life really deserve anything less than your best? I'm not saying that I don't have my bad days but what I realize now is that when I do have bad days, bad thoughts, and I sin...that it is not God...it's Satan trying to get me off track. God is ALWAYS good. I pray every day that Tyler will accept Jesus and walk with him through life, but ultimately God gave us free will to choose. Tyler will have to make that decision for himself when he is old enough to not only understand that Jesus is his Savior, but that we are ALL sinful and we ALL need forgiveness and because Jesus died for our sins, we are saved.

4 comments:

THE LYONS FAMILY! said...

Amen! I'll be with you in heart on Sunday as you bless and dedicate that beautiful baby boy!

LoveLladro said...

what a great post! And what a responsibility we have before us! Thank goodness we are all in it together!

The Fromilles said...

So true! I know it will be a very special day for you guys:) And I KNOW you will both live out that promise.

Elisa said...

I was thinking on Sunday... what a great environment for Tyler to grow up in. He was sitting in the middle of your living room while we were all around him doing our Bible study. You're wonderful parents to surround him with Jesus. He's a lucky boy!