God’s prompting is one of the greatest mysteries to embrace that leads to life change. Here is a story from our week of spontaneous baptisms told by Wendy Taylor:
One afternoon I was kneeling at my bedside praying. I wanted to be in the center of where God was at work. While I was praying, there was a knock at the door.
My son Zac, said, ”Mom, there is a lady at the door.” In my head I thought, “Who could it be and how am I going to explain why my eyes are red and puffy?”. She said, “My name is Sheree.”
“I have been watching your family and noticed how you all enjoyed each other.” Sheree explained that the Holy Spirit had directed her to come knock on my door. Sheree proceeded to tell me she just wanted to be in community– in a small group. Little did she know that God had already been at work in my heart about starting a small group in our apartment.
I shared with Sheree that I had been praying to be a part of what God was doing and that Sheree was the answer to that prayer. Only God can bring someone to your door, whom you have never met before, that asks to be in small group with you.
We began Discovery Bible Study on Thursday nights at 6:00. We meet every week. Sheree even began to use the comprehension part of DBS in her English classes at school. The students ate it up. She then started a DBS group at her school. She began to tell everyone about small group. Then, Sheree decided to start attending Long Hollow. When Pastor Robby began preaching on baptism, the Holy Spirit prompted her, and when Pastor Robby asked if anyone wanted to come forward, Sheree knew it was God calling her to be baptized.
God is doing a new thing in Sheree’s life. She is standing in the legitimacy, authority, and position of a covenant daughter of Christ. She is a princess of The King, and she has a love relationship with Jesus that infiltrates every aspect of her life.