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A DECISION, A BAPTISM AND AN ACCOMPLISHMENT:))

Some days are harder than others at staying the course as we go along in this daily life.
Have you ever thought about John the Baptist as he went about his daily life in the wilderness? I wonder if he ever questioned his decision to carry out the mission for Christ?every-accomplishment.jpg

JOHN 1:31-34
31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.65bfeef8a9a506bae514585fcba00084

At Jesus’ baptism John the Baptist declared Him the Messiah. At this time, God gave John a sign to show Him that Jesus was indeed sent from God (1:33). John and Jesus were related, so John probably knew who He was. But it wasn’t until His baptism that he understood Jesus to be the Messiah. Jesus’ baptism is described in Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; and Luke 3:21, 22.

I can’t help but think that John must’ve had a GREAT SIGH of relief that ALL of his hard work was finally paying off and that it had truly been worthwhile:)

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FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: John the Baptist’s Job was to point people to Jesus, the Messiah for whom they were looking. Today people are looking for someone to give them security in an insure world.

Let’s do our job today and every day to point people to Christ and to show them that He is the ONE they seek!

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7 thoughts on “A DECISION, A BAPTISM AND AN ACCOMPLISHMENT:))

  1. Amen. You are correct in saying our job is to point people to God. We may underestimate that role, but John took it very seriously. Great reminder.

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  2. Thanks so much for encouraging us today!

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  3. John the Baptist…I can’t imagine his life and the people he met leading up to The baptismal day. Let us be encouraged by his faithfulness and purpose!

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  4. Glenda Sharp on said:

    What a joy it has been to read your blogs. I know it was difficult when you had to give up your business, but I always knew God had a better plan for you. You’ve found it Kim and now you have an even larger audience with whom you can share your faith and love of our Lord and Savior. May God continue to bless you.

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