Friday, October 3, 2014

Shiny New - 31 Days / Five Minute Friday

Today we're combining the 31 Days challenge with Five Minute Friday.  Click the logo at the bottom of this post for more details or to link up your own free-writing post.

Our hostess Kate just revealed the prompt last night--way past my bedtime, so I didn't see it until this morning.  

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I remember how it felt when I was young (many, many years ago!) and got a new pair of shoes.  They were clean and shiny and a little bit uncomfortable.  The adjustment took a little time.

If you are a Christian, do you remember when you were first saved?  For me it was a gradual process, so I never had that moment of WOW.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like.  One of my friends described it as spreading a sheet on the bed.  You know how you lift it up to catch the air, then let it fall?  How it's perfectly smooth and unwrinkled?  She said everything just felt RIGHT.

I had some of that feeling, though, when I was baptized.  That was just a few years ago, even though I'd been a believer for years before that.  I was a little nervous, only because I was doing this in front of the whole congregation.  (I guess that's like the shoes being uncomfortable!)  But with the immersion and rising out of the water, I felt new.  Reborn.  A shiny, new person.  I know I'd already been forgiven, but the baptism felt like a fresh start.  It was a beautiful thing.

What has been your favorite WOW or AHA moment?

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Come back tomorrow for more 31 Days!

11 comments :

  1. These WOW moments happen to me every so often - but sometimes it comes just thru reading scripture or reading it out loud - and I just get it - you know?

    Visiting from FMF.
    http://iamclothedwithjoy.com/2014/10/03/too-much-death-but-not-forever/

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  2. I, too, never had an AHA moment as far as salvation... It's been a slow and steady curve of growth. I guess those hit you over the head moments usually happen to me when I've been praying or reading the Bible. Or something completely random like washing my hair or something :)

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  3. Glad to find you through FMF - what a beautiful site! Your verse of the day is one of my favorites, as well as John 15:5. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Glad to find you through FMF - what a beautiful site! Your verse of the day is one of my favorites, as well as John 15:5. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Glad to find you through FMF - what a beautiful site! Your verse of the day is one of my favorites, as well as John 15:5. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. My WOW moments include birthing my children - such an instant life changing moment. I grew up with Jesus in my life, so like you I always felt I missed that aha moment of recognizing God as my Savior. But I sure stand in awe of what He's done in my life!
    Stopping by from FMF

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  7. I've had many WOW moments--when my husband survived his stem-cell transplant, when I stand in awe watching a spectacular sunrise or sunset, when I spend time thinking about His great love for me.

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  8. I can identify with your comment about growing up and kind of always knowing... I really drew close to Christ doing Beth Moore studies in my living room. I learned that He died for just me... and that He wanted a relationship with me. I guess I had always heard that, but never understood it. I don't know that I can really relate one particular A-ha moment... but I do love when God just keeps bringing up a verse or I read something that I've read a million times before and it speaks to me in that moment... A-has in the mundane =)

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  9. I remember being saved at a Judgement House event... but I hate that I don't remember my baptismal...
    I know I questioned my faith many times (due to the hypocritical people in the church youth group.) I may not be perfect, but I do see that I am a work in progress.... He isn't finished with me yet!

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  10. I remember being saved at a Judgement House event... but I hate that I don't remember my baptismal...
    I know I questioned my faith many times (due to the hypocritical people in the church youth group.) I may not be perfect, but I do see that I am a work in progress.... He isn't finished with me yet!

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