Family Alive

Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Living Stones – a testimony

2nd February 2006

This past weekend, I was baptized before our new Clearwater church family. I was baptized as a child in the Lutheran church, and to this point in my life, it’s been something I didn’t feel was necessary. But to be a member of a Baptist church, you gotta get baptized by immersion, or “dunked”. Though I didn’t feel it was “necessary” spiritually, per se, I do want to commit to Clearwater church as a family with Brian, and at this time, that means being baptized. I also had the realization that God has blessed me in so very many ways, and this is just one little chance for me to walk in obedience and identify with Christ in a new way. Besides that, how often do you get a chance to really share your testimony of God’s faithfulness in your life?

I’m had a long “faith adventure” in my life with Christ. We’ve gone many miles together, to different corners of the world, done things I’d never imagined I would/could do, and I’ve seen Him work in so many ways. Along the way, there have been many stones of rememberance to God’s faithfulness and grace to me. My testimony could be hours or pages long, filled with sweet remembrances of God showing Himself in a new way at each turn. This verse spoke to me as I was thinking about my testimony:

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

We are called to live our lives as living stones, showing others that Jesus was here. This weekend was my chance to share that Jesus has been here so many times in my life, Jesus is here in this new season of my life, and Jesus will be here on down the road.

3 Responses to “Living Stones – a testimony”

  1. Brian Says:

    I’m so proud to be married to my beautiful wife and to walk beside her through this life.

  2. the sinner of sinners Says:

    Way to go girl. And imagine, you’re kid was dunked too 🙂

  3. Corrie Says:

    You and Analise match!!

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