One Year Baptism Anniversary

By V.J Wakefield
On February 11th, 2018, I stepped into the water and was baptized. Which then would mark this year as my one year anniversary of being baptized. However, most of you don’t know the story behind my baptism and how I came to get baptized in the first place.

Our story starts about a year ago in January when I was sitting in church when they announced that they are holding a baptism after service on February 11th. At first, I wasn’t sure about getting baptized. Yes, I believed that Jesus is my one and only Lord and Savior, but I was scared that I wasn’t ready enough. However, this was beckoning me. I felt like God was telling me to get baptized. So I decided to do it. The following Sunday, I signed up for the baptism.

Leading up to the baptism, I was kind of nervous, but yet I was really excited. The day before my baptism, I had a dream, however, it was more of a nightmare. The first nightmare that I had was kind of strange it was like a boardwalk but it was during a hurricane filled with water and there was pretty much a lot of chaos. I woke up a bit then fell back into sleep and I had another nightmare again. This time it was detailing worries that I had that I would mess up the baptism. And then I woke up. I knew that something very sinister was trying to stop me from getting baptized. So I got up and got ready to be baptized.

On this day it was snowing pretty hard and it was pretty difficult to drive to the church I attend which is Willow Creek. On the way there, my mom jokingly asked me “Are you sure you want to get baptized today?” “Yes!” I shouted. I was kind of worried about what the snow and getting there on time since I was a bit shaken by the nightmare that I had the night before and was a bit scared that it might actually happen. So we went into the building and saw a white table with blue shirts. During baptisms, they handed out shirts to the people to signify that they are getting baptized, and there was a spot that was where we were supposed to write a word that describes what this means to us and what the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The word that I wrote on the shirt was life.

So then we went to the section in the pews cut off for the people who are getting baptized. It was like a small blob of blue from a bird’s eye view. Not a lot, but I can tell that something was going to happen. After we prayed and finished the message, it was finally time. We all went onto the stage in a line, and it started. My mom was recording of course. As the line shortened and shortened, my heart began pounding against my chest. I was nervous before, but it had actually turned into excitement. I was so happy and nervous and excited. And as my turn was coming around the bend, my adrenaline was through the roof. As my feet were caressed by the water, I felt like it was where I have belonged, that I was supposed to be there.

I don’t remember the questions that the pastor said but when he asked if I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior I said yes. Yes, yes, yes. Then his arm supported my back and I plugged my nose. He then said “I hereby baptize you in the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Then I went under. When I came out, I did not feel the same. When I came out, I felt like I was cleaned out, and that I was seeing the entire world for the first time in years. And when I came up, I was calmed and I was no longer afraid. I was in fact so happy. When I went out of the tub, they gave me a towel and told me to stand next to the other baptized people.

However, to most of the audience’s surprise and my dad’s (more on him later), is that we weren’t the only ones surrendering to Christ. A few people in the audience decided that it was finally be baptized themselves. One person went up. Then two. Then more and more. There was even a person in a walker go up that ramp and boldly got baptized. It was a glorious day for the Lord. The reason why this is shocking to my dad is because he does not believe. My brother, mother, and I believe but he doesn’t. And hopefully, through this example of the love, we have for God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit, my dad would return to Him. So back to the story. During while all of this was happening, my knees started knocking together. Really hard. Inside of me, I felt something become awakened, and I think it was me being born again and my new life breathing its first breath.

After that day, every day was a new day and it is one of the best days of my entire life. A few months later I was telling the husband of my mom’s friend about the dream I had and he said that he had a dream similar to that and that it was the devil who was sending these doubts to my head. At the time, I had no idea about this until then. I am happy that I took a leap and got baptized, besides the threats that the devil was trying to out into my head. I am happy with my decision to be baptized and listened to God and ignored the evil threats. Hopefully, from now on, everyone might listen to God and gather up their courage and do what He wants them to do and be who He wants them to be.

Please comment on your stories and what you think about mine.

Thank you for reading!

The Art of Blogging needs your help

By V.J. Wakefeild

This might seem like a weird post, but the reason why I am posting about this is because unless $197 are raised for this blog, then all of his work would be gone and all of his work along with his domain name will disappear. So what can we do? Well according to his blog, you could go to his patron or buy some of his products. His Blogging channel is about how to improve your blog and advice from a long time blogger, however his content is a bit more adult with the language but please help out another follower and fellow blogger. It does cost some money I assume for patron however try it out if you would like to help out.

Here is the link to his blog( you might want to copy and paste into the search bar). :

https://artofblogging.net/

Why I disappeared

By V.J Wakefeild

Hello. It’s been a while. So many of you might be wondering where I have been. Well, due to news and burnout because of the end of the year hustle, I have forgotten to post and have focused more on other stuff than on the blog. I apologize for my lack of uploads and of news from Venezuela. I promise that after my finals are over, I will be able to upload more often because of the extra free time. So that’s all I have for now.

Thank you for reading.

Venezuela Update #2

By V.J Wakefeild

     Sorry for the wait, but now, onto update #2. According to a news website called Reuters and an article written by Brian Ellsworth, “A Venezuelan general called on the country’s armed forces on Sunday to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro, who has relied on the backing of the military to hold on to power despite an economic collapse” (Ellsworth para 1). What this means for the country is that they might be starting to stand up against the tyrannical government that they have. This general is “Ramon Rangel, who identified himself as an air force general…” ( Ellsworth para 2). He made a youtube video addressing the people of Venezuela and saying ” “We have to find a way to get rid of the fear, to go out into the streets, to protest, and to seek a military union to change this political system,” Rangel, dressed in a suit with a copy of the constitution in his hand, said in a video posted on YouTube. “It’s time to rise up”” (Ellsworth, Rangel para 3). This means that he is telling the people to stand up, fight for freedom fearlessly. However, it is not so cut and dry. As explained by the article, “While Rangel’s pronouncement marks another blow to Maduro after a handful of similar defections by senior officers this year, there is little to indicate that he will tip the scales” (Ellsworth para 4).

     The reason why is because most of Venezuela’s military is still on Maduro’s side. “Officers who have disavowed Maduro have fled the country and the military top brass – most notably those who command troops – continues to recognize Maduro” (Ellsworth para 5). This would mean is that even though this is like a punch to the gut, this might not indicate that he will make a critical difference because the military is still loyal to Maduro. And there is more to the story. And it suggests that Rangel is not all he seems. According to the article, they said that Rangel has actually fled Colombia last month and is now known as a traitor to the people. “Air Force Commander Pedro Juliac posted a picture of Rangel on Twitter on Sunday with the words “traitor to the Venezuelan people and the revolution” printed across the image. Rangel was an active military officer who fled to Colombia last month, according to a source close to Venezuela’s military who asked not to be identified. Unlike other officers who have made similar pronouncements, Rangel did not voice support for Juan Guaido – the opposition leader who invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency, arguing that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a fraud” (Ellsworth para 6,7,8).

     I’m not sure how to interpret this however I hope that after reading this article where the information that you would interpret it your way and in the comments tell me what you think about this.   

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-military/its-time-to-rise-up-venezuelan-general-tells-military-officers-in-video-idUSKCN1SJ03W 

Thank you for reading!

To my Mother

By V.J Wakefield

To the bravest woman in the world

To the most loving mother whose love she’s earned

To the most beautiful mother in history

Whose soul radiates happiness and glory

To the strongest woman in my life

Who has taught me how to fly.

To the most honorable fulfiller .

Who holds the family’s pillars.

To the greatest mother in history ever.

And I love you forever and ever.

Happy Mother’s Day mom!

April Bible Time

By V.J Wakefeild

So for our April Bible Time, I have chosen this verse from John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” What this verse is saying is that God loved the world, out of all of the planets in the universe which He created, He loved the world so much that He decided to send His one and only son, Jesus Christ, to come and save us, and that whoever believes in Him, will not die, but instead will have eternal life in Heaven forever. This verse is a magnificent show of how much God loves and cares for us. Out of all of the things He created, in an infinite universe with so many possibilities, He decided on earth and on us to save from death if we believe in His one and only son Jesus to be our One and only Lord and savior forever. I have already accepted Him, but what about you? I was listening to Billy Graham in the car with my mom on Monday, and what he said was that Jesus Christ is the only cure to the disease of sin, sadness depression, loneliness, addiction, anger, hunger, health problems. Basically everything. And when you believe you will be instantly cured. The message I am trying to convey is to accept and believe, and even when times are hard, keep calm and believe on.

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