God wants to be involved in your life. He wants to hear what’s on your heart and communicate with you daily. He wants you to experience His love. And He wants you to be assured of eternal life with Him after your life on this earth is over.
The bad news is SIN separates us from God and the relationship He wants to have with us. Sin creates a chasm between us (Isaiah 59:2).
What’s the next step? First, believe in your heart that Jesus is God’s son. Next, simply believe He died to pay the price for your sin (John 14:6, Romans 10:9-10). Finally, pray.
- Read the Bible, beginning with the Gospel of John in the New Testament. Try an easy-to-read translation like the New International Version or the New Living Translation.
- Crazy Love, by Francis Chan – Help with beginning to understand the amazing LOVE God has for you…
- New Believer's Guide to Effective Christian Living, by Greg Laurie – A guide to what’s next…
- The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel – Reasons why we can believe the Bible is true…
Faith in Jesus isn’t a one-and-done kind of thing. It’s a lifelong journey, and you’ll need a little help along the way. We all do. Try to find a mentor or group of friends you can talk and pray with on a regular basis…and please consider joining a church in your community. It might take a while to find the right fit, but it will be so worth the effort!