5. Now I am a CHRISTIAN, What Is NEXT?

Question and answer: “Now that I am a Christian, do I live my life waiting for heaven?”

You can be happy because a mansion has been prepared for you in heaven - you have a reservation! John 14:2. You are now child of God and part of the family John 1:12. But there is so much more, take a look at your Bible to start the adventure of discipleship.

What you need to do:

  • 1. Read a portion of your Bible everyday and as you read ask God to speak to your heart. It is good to start by reading five minutes a day or more, but make sure you spend some time with the Bible everyday.
  • 2. Pray daily to God. Talk to Him like you would a friend, but be respectful. You can tell Him anything or ask for His help, and do try to listen as a one sided conversation is boring and rude. You don’t have to pray on your knees, I often pray when I go out for a walk, whilst others like to pray in a chair.
  • 3. Find a good church that believes the Bible and attend there regularly.
  • 4. Tell a friend about your decision to follow Jesus.

    Think: What ungodly habit or thing do I need to stop?

    John 1:12 ‘As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name’

    Question: “Should my lifestyle change?” As a Christian you are a new Creation, - spiritually you have been born again. You should not live for self, but for the will of God. Change does not happen over night and no one becomes a saint instantly! Try your best. When you make a mistake, and you will, tell God that you are sorry and He will forgive you. 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 2:2.

    Fact: God is not like a policeman, who is ready to arrest you for any offence. He does give practical advice and it is all written down in the Bible. Remember that God does not want to spoil your fun, but He is trying to protect you from the harmful effects of sin.

    Wisdom: Ask yourself what would Jesus do? If you think Jesus would not do it, then its best if you do not do it either.

    More Info: Psalm 1:1-3, 2, 119:11, 15-16, 18, 105, Matthew 6:9-13, 7:7-8, John 3:30, 15:7. Romans 1:16, Philippians 4:6, 2 Timothy 2:19, 3:16-17, 1 Peter 1:16, 3:15.

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