Devotional, Faith, Kingdom Corner

Kingdom Corner: Next Steps for the New Christian

Ben White

Now that you’ve given your heart to Christ and confessed that He is your Savior there are many new steps that you can take to develop your relationship with your Heavenly Father and His Son.

Study God’s Word

The first thing you should do is to get into God’s Word. Start by reading the New Testament. It is the home of the Gospels, which tell the lineage and story of Christ’s life and His ministry. You will find the ways that Jesus wants us to live. Jesus is such a wonderful example for us to follow. There you will find your way through the beginnings of Christianity. The books of Romans and Corinthians detail how new Christians should behave. They are very helpful when you have to make decisions in life. When you become a new Christian, you will see things through the eyes of Christ. You will begin looking at your life and start to change those things that aren’t in alignment with the Bible. This may be hard at first, but it will become easy if you ask the Lord to help you.

The Lord knows your struggles as a new Christian. Here are some Scriptures that will give you encouragement.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  2 Corinthians 1: 3-4. NIV.

Worship and Prayer

Develop your relationship with the Lord through prayer and worship daily. Worship can take the form of singing and dancing to Christian music. Anytime you feel joyful and full of peace thank the Lord for your happiness. Be grateful for all the Lord has made on earth and the gift of life that He gave to you. Even in the midst of troubles, the Lord is in your corner. He is but a prayer away.

Be Grateful

Another way to help you develop your relationship with God is to become grateful for everything you have in life. Thank Him for your food, health, job, friends, everything. God has been providing for you even when you weren’t saved. He is that compassionate.

Remember the Lord in everything you do. He loves you and is there for you as you grow into a mature Christian.

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