I Have decided to become a Christ Follower now what do I do?
Congratulations On Accepting Jesus As God And Your Savior!
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
We believe the decision to follow Christ is actually the single most important decision a person will ever make in their life, one that we want to support in every way we can. Having now given your life to the Lord Jesus you might have the feeling of what do I do now? Here are some simple guidelines of what to do next to help you grow in your loving relationship with God the Lord Christ Jesus.
1. Love God and Love Mankind
Love the Lord with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all your strength and with all of your mind, and, Love your neighbor as yourself. (Deuteronomy 6:5; Luke 10:27)
Love means “commitment to the highest good” to love is to commit to the highest good that is possible for another person. The greatest love and highest commitment possible is a relationship with God in Jesus Christ.
2. Read the Bible
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
Reading His Word is your time to connect with God and learn more about Him. Studying the Bible is necessary for our spiritual growth. It is crucial to read the Bible especially in today’s hectic society. Unfortunately you will not get God’s word reinforced to you on the nightly news, or in any other segment of society. Reading daily, even one or two sentences in the morning and evening will help to fill your days with God’s inspiration and love. The Bible is God’s actual word. The Bible has been remarkably well preserved and is an accurate translation of what God intends for us to know about him.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Prayer is our way of communicating with God. As with any relationship communication is crucial. He wants to hear about your life, your struggles and your triumphs. Prayer isn’t the only thing Christians have; but it is the best thing we have. While God desires to do many things for us he will not do some of them unless we specifically ask Him in prayer. Jesus said “you have not because you ask not.”
4. Fellowship / Attend Church
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God. (Acts 2:46)
Connect with other Christians. Fellowship, attending church and other Christian functions is an anchor for our faith. Being around other Christians is the best way to see how God is working in the lives of other people, and it is the best way to be strengthened and built up in your own Christian walk. God never intended for us to do life alone.
5. Abide/ Stay Obedient in Christ
Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalms46:10)
In becoming a Christian you now have the strength through Jesus to overcome worldly problems and addictions. Yes – it is necessary to turn from past deeds. Deeds that inside your heart you know to be wrong, even slightly wrong.
6. Proclaim Your Faith in Jesus
Whomever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men I will disown him before My Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:27)
Share Your Faith and how your relationship with God has affected your life, with others who may have never heard. We encourage you to let a friend or family member know about your decision. Jesus told us to “preach the Good News to everyone.” Helping lead someone to Christ is one of the greatest things believers can do.
Common Myths and Misunderstandings About Being a Christian
I’LL first clean up myself, and then present myself to the Lord and to His Church.
Only God has the ability to forgive sin and the ability to cleanse us from our sin. When we come to Jesus, we come directly to God, and not to man. God then instructs us through the Bible in how to have a relationship with Himself.
I’ll Worship God in My Own Unique Way
We worship God in His glory. We want to be recognized for who we are and likewise we should recognize God for who God is. That means worshiping God the way He has asked us to worship Him in the Bible.
Christianity is the Easy Way Out and Once I Accept Jesus My Life Will be a Breeze
Not necessarily the case: while accepting Jesus does give us great peace, like knowing that when you die you will go to heaven. At times your faith in Jesus will require great endurance, as your faith is put to the test. We walk with Jesus by faith and not by emotions, because our faith will endure while our emotions fluctuate and change daily.
Remember Jesus Loves Us and is in Heaven Right Now Praying for Us
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
God Loves you, and wants to have a relationship with you, and like every relationship, it takes two individuals. Any relationship is only as good as the effort that is put into it by the individuals involved. Put some effort into a relationship with God, and be Truly Blessed.