You’ve Accepted Christ, What Now?
If you recently accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, congratulations. You have made the most important decision of your life. As a new Believer, you should know that you are a “New Creation.” You may or may not feel any different. Feelings really don’t determine your change. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
What a phenomenal thought isn’t it? All things have become new. God no longer holds any of your sins against you. Your slate is wiped completely clean. If you have sincerely opened your heart, and let Jesus set up residence there, you have been reborn and are a joint heir with Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. He has rescued your soul and you now have eternal life with Him. Hallelujah!!
As you continue to grow in your spiritual walk with God, here are some helpful new habits every new Believer should develop:
Repent – Turn away from your past sinful behavior.
Pray – You have a direct communication link with God at all times. It is important that you spend special, quiet time with God every day. The quantity of time is not as important as the quality of time that you spend in prayer. It you don’t know what to pray, ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Acknowledge Him for who He is, give Him thanks, bring your petitions to Him and always remember to sit back and let Him speak to you also.
Read Your Bible Daily – We cannot stress this enough. God’s Word (the Bible) is ALIVE and full of exciting and life changing revelations just waiting for you to receive. God has given us His Word to study, to absorb, and to bury deep within us. It is our source of Spiritual food. Every possible scenario in life is addressed in the Bible. We have questions – He has answers. He has left nothing out. God does nothing part way. Everything He does is done with purpose and excellence. That includes YOU! We suggested that you start with the Book of John in the New Testament.
Find a Church Home – A lot of people may tell you that church is not necessary. Friends, nothing could be further from the truth. It is absolutely imperative that we associate and fellowship with other Christians. The impact on your walk will be astonishing. We need to learn from more mature Christians that have “been there, done that” and may be able to help us in a certain situation. Find a Good “Bible Teaching, Christ centered church. The fulfillment, growth and maturity of your Christian walk will benefit greatly.
Take a Public Stand for Christ – Don’t be afraid to let the world know who you are in Christ. Renounce your old life and don’t look back. Tell someone else about your salvation. Strongly consider getting baptized.
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