If you have made the decision to become a follower of Jesus, then the Bible encourages you to be water baptized.
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”
Acts 2:38 NIV
Repentance is having a change of mind that produces a change of direction. You did this when you accepted God’s invitation to a new life and received Jesus Christ as your Lord. Having made that decision, God’s Word now commands us to be baptized. Baptism serves four purposes.