“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” — Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
Baptism is a miracle, a supernatural event where God changes our destiny as we are born again of water and the Spirit. We are commanded by Christ to baptize. Sometimes we baptize and then teach, other times we teach and then baptize.
As one of the means of grace, baptism works forgiveness in our lives. It is also a celebration of God’s calling on our lives. (He chooses us, we do not choose Him.) Part of baptism also is understanding who we are now in Christ, and then living into that new identity each day as we remember our baptism. If that is not your habit yet, try beginning each day by remembering God’s promise of forgiveness and rebirth given to you at your baptism, and then live as if it’s true, for it is!