A Hollywood star celebrated her birthday last week by getting baptized once again and sharing her story of wandering from faith and being "rescued by Jesus" with over half a million followers on social media.

"Today is my birthday," Kimberly Elise writes on April 17. "I mean that literally, 54 years ago my mother gave birth to me after a long, hard labour (thank you Mom). And spiritually, YHWH has given me a new birth."

Elise is best known for her work in the films The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), as well as The Great Debaters (2007).

In her post, she describes having a relationship with Christ as a young person, which included getting baptized as a teen. She says, though, like many young people she wandered from her faith. "Though I didn't always make the best choices over all these years, the Holy Spirit kept a hedge of protection around me to keep me from falling too, too far astray. And God continously (sic) blessed me greatly in spite of my errors (He will achieve His purpose no matter what!)"

Elise says that a couple of years ago, in 2019, God "YHWH said enough wandering daughter time to come home, and Jesus rescued me."

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She writes that "I very consciously rededicated and gave my life to Jesus in 2019 and haven't looked back. Since that time, the Holy Spirit has done a fast and deep work on me - I had a lot of catching up to do!"

While Elise writes that her first baptism was special, and she felt the Holy Spirit in her life at that time, making the decision to get baptized at an older age also comes with significance, writing "there is something extraordinarily profound to so consciously give one's life to the Lord at my age." She says with this second baptism she is now "fully aware and understanding what I was doing and of the promise I've made to the Lord."

"So, all these years later, He has wiped the slate, restored what the locus (sic) ate and made me like 16 again. Hallelujah!

"God is faithful and true. Though we may stray, He is long suffering and gives us many chances to come home. I am so grateful I took His offer and I'm so grateful to have such a loving, forgiving Savior as Yahshua Hamashiach."

Elise closes her post inviting her Instagram followers who do not have a relationship with Jesus to begin one. "If you don't know Jesus, seek Him before it's too late and there are no more chances, believe, repent and surrender to Him. If you knew Him once but lost your way, repent, call out to Him—He wants you to come home too."