You’re a New Christian: What Now?

Romans 10:9-10 …because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

You’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior. That’s incredible! Congratulations! So, what are the next steps? What should you expect in the near future?

There are many ways to grow your faith, but the first and foremost is being in God’s word. The Bible is the word of God (See 2 Timothy 3:16-17), given to us to fulfill all our needs.

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Kindness at Home


Colossians 3:12 (ESV)  Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

I once heard a speaker say we often treat strangers with more kindness than we do our own families and friends.  In that moment, with those few words, my life changed.  My mind went back to certain moments in my life.  Like all the times I’ve held doors open for strangers, which is every time I walk through a public door, really.  I thought to myself, What do I do for my own family that is THAT kind, expecting nothing in return?  Those times when I deny loaning my friends or family money, yet I graciously give to the homeless man on the corner.  When we have dinner guests, I’m charming, smiling, and happy.  Yet when I cook for my own family, I’m grumbling because no one offers to help me in the kitchen.

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Stronger with God


Psalm 46:1  God is our place of safety. He gives us strength.

 

Sometimes our lives become uncertain.  Job changes, marriage problems, or issues with our children have us constantly stressing.  I know I am prone to giving into exhaustion and fear of the unknown more often that I’d like to admit! It can definitely swallow us up.  Stress and worry sap your energy and happiness.

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