1 Tim:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
I remember it well. November 2002. It was around 6 months after my 40th birthday and I was making a public declaration of my faith. I was being baptized. Yes, I was christened as a child, where my parents dedicated me to their savior, but this was me – my personal choice.
Getting saved doesn’t mean everything is perfect forever and ever. But it does mean you have an extra card to play. Jesus told us this: “whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” While we are all children of God and he loves us completely, those who choose him will be acknowledged by Jesus and God in heaven. Celebrate!