You’ve just made THE Most Important Decision You Will Make In LIFE!
I’ll never forget the day I gave my life to Christ! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me! Here are some next steps for your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.
(If you haven’t made that choice yet, please watch my video on what it means to be saved here.)
Start Reading the Bible
Start to read the Bible. I like the ESV (English Standard Version) version. You can also get the bible app on your phone. Be careful though. Our phones can often distract us. You’ll pick up your phone to read the bible and end up scrolling. It’s crazy! You can add me as a friend on The Bible App. Search for Kristi P. When starting to read the Bible, aA good place to start is the Gospels. These are the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. You can also read a few Psalms and Proverbs if you are short on time. The scriptures may not make much sense to you at first, but the Holy Spirit will teach you, guide you and reveal things to you.
Find a good, Bible Believing Church
There are many churches put there and it can be difficult to decide which one to try out. What’s good is that so many churches have online services that you can attend and try out before you go visit in person. Not sure which one to try? Look for one that uses a lot of scripture, be careful of one that gives a lot of opinion without referencing the Bible.
There’s no right or wrong way to pray. Praying is simply talking to God. You can talk to Him about anything. He is always listening and He can’t wait to hear from you! If you run out of words, try praying like Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6:9-13 ESV
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Connect with Other Believers
As you walk this path, you’ll need people to walk it with you. To hold you accountable. To answer questions you may have or to encourage you. Having Christian friends is really important because we are influenced by the people we socialize with most. I suggest finding friends at church, bible studies, small groups or at work. be careful though, not all people who say they are Christian are living a life that looks like Jesus. Jesus said you will know them (believers) by their fruit. What He meant was, if they were a tree, what kind of fruit would it produce? Would the fruit be good for eating or would it be rotten and poisonous? If a person says they are Christian their fruit, or their lives should look like it. I would love to have you join our online community. You can join The Chandelier Room here.
Scriptures for salvation and your new life in Christ!
Romans 10:9-10 ESV “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
John 5:24 ESV “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Galatians 2:20 ESV I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Jeremiah 31:3 KJV The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,[a] not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.