One of the most common questions asked by a new Christian is “What do I do now?” It is a natural question that reveals you are responding to the leadership of God’s Spirit.
Accepting Christ is the beginning of your journey with the Lord. The following will help you find some direction with your new life in Christ by giving three steps to start your walk with God…
The key to any good relationship is communication. Upon
accepting Christ as Savior, you entered into a personal relationship with God. For a relationship to grow and develop, two-way communication is necessary. God’s design is for us to communicate with Him. God speaks to us through the Bible and the Holy Spirit. We in turn speak to Him through prayer.
Keys to having a Good Quiet Time…
~ Choose a place
This place should be free from interruptions or distractions where you can read the Bible and pray.
~ Choose a time
It should be a time where you are alert. Treat this time as if you have an important appointment with someone. After all, you are meeting with the Lord.
~ Be prepared
What you will need…
Bible- a study Bible if possible
Notebook– Write down questions you may have for Pastor and create a journal.*
Plan of study – Read silently and systematically.**
(To increase your faith study the Gospel of John, to gain wisdom study the book of Proverbs and for comfort study the book of Psalms.)
*Creating a Journal
-Record prayer needs and praises
-Note scriptures that speak to your heart
-Write down scriptures to memorize
**Remember that reading a single verse with understanding is more valuable to you than reading a chapter with little or no retention of what you have read.
After you have chosen your place, your time and you are prepared, begin your quiet time with...
“I will Praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
Be looking for Part 2: Step 2 next week....