If you made a decision to follow Jesus, it’s time to celebrate! There are many practical steps you can take as you begin this new journey.
Have conversations with God.
That’s all that prayer is—conversing with God. It doesn’t need to happen in a certain place or at a certain time. You can share your heart (and hear from Him) anywhere, anytime. Driving home from work. Washing the dishes. Going for a run. Laying in bed at night. He’s always available and always eager to have a conversation with you.
Get a Bible
The Bible is the word of God. Every page is filled with encouragement and instruction for our own lives. The words within the Bible are living—they literally give life to our heart, mind, body, and spirit. Romans 10:17 says that “Faith comes through hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.” The Bible grows our faith. If you would like a free Bible, you can get one here.
Find a Local Church
It’s important to find a community of Christ-followers. When followers of Christ gather together, a supernatural strengthening and growth happen. This is also a place where you can worship God in a group setting. Finding a church can feel intimidating or overwhelming, and it may take time. A good start would be a simple Google search to see what churches are near you. Most churches have websites and list their core beliefs in their mission statement. Many churches also offer small-groups that are just that—smaller groups that are focused on a certain topic, age group, or need. Don’t wait for the nervousness to disappear. Jump right in. We promise it will be worth it!