Steps for New Believers in Jesus
God loves you and wants you to experience His forgiveness and healing. God designed you uniquely and gave you specific gifts and talents to fulfill His purpose for your life.
With His help you can be guided into a life filled with joy and satisfaction. Discover God's peace and how to begin a new relationship with God!
Below you will find important steps for new believers in Jesus that will help you grow in your relationship with God.
Once you have given your Life to Jesus Christ, the Bible, God's Word, says:
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8, NLT).
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth … but a birth that comes from God. (John 1:12-13, NLT).
"Seek and you will find... knock and the door will be opened to you... come to me..." - God instructs those who believe in him to take action to get to know him. (See Matthew 7:7, Jeremiah 29:13, Luke 11:9, Matthew 11:28)
It is important to spend time in prayer every day. Just as you can not grow without eating food each day, so your spirit must be fed in order for growth to occur in your walk with the Lord. Prayer is simply talking to your heavenly Father. As children of God we have access to His presence any time we need it. Share with Him your intimate thoughts, desires and fears.
The Bible is the main way God has chosen to tell us about Himself. Learning what God says in the Bible is a very important part of your new life. As you read His Word, ask God to show you how various passages apply to your life. A good place to start your study is in the Gospel of John in the New Testament. Find an easy-to-read, modern translation like the New Living Translation (The Book), the New American Standard Bible, or the New King James Version Bible.
"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105 NLT
Socialize with God's Family
When you gave your life to Jesus Christ, you became a vital part of God's family, the Church. As you get involved in a local church you will receive strength and encouragement from other believers. But you will also give something vital of yourself back to others. This is one reason why being involved in a local church is so important -- and why the Bible says not to neglect meeting together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25).
Once you have accepted Christ as your savior and begin to engage in regular prayer, Bible reading and get plugged into a local Church, it is important to develop a deeper, personal relationship with Christ. "Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love" (2 Peter 1:3-8).
You will find the more you seek to know and experience God, your faith in his ways will grow strong, you will gain wisdom, and you will have an inner peace beyond reason. And best of all, love - unconditional love from him and to others through him.