Why Jesus?

Day 5 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

What Now? 


1. Tell someone 


It is important to tell someone in order to underline the decision you have made. Often it is only when you tell someone else that it becomes a reality to you. It is probably best to start by telling someone who you think will be pleased to hear the news. 


2. Read the Bible 


Once we have received Jesus and put our trust in him we become children of God (John 1:12). 


He is our heavenly Father. Like any father, he wants us to have a close relationship with him. We develop this relationship as we listen to him (primarily through the Bible) and as we speak to him in prayer. The Bible is the word of God, and you might find it helpful to begin by reading a few verses of John’s gospel every day. Ask God to speak to you as you read. 


3. Start to speak to God each day (i.e. pray) 


I find the following a great help: 


A – Adoration... Praising God for who he is and what he has done. 


C – Confession... Asking God’s forgiveness for anything that we have done wrong. 


T – Thanksgiving... Thanking God for health, family, friends and so on. 


S – Supplication... Praying for ourselves, for our friends and for others. 


4. Join a lively church 


It is important to be part of a group of Christians who get together to worship God, to hear what God is saying to them, to encourage one another and to make friends. Church should be an exciting place! 


I first prayed a prayer like the one on Day 4 on 16 February 1974. It changed my life. It is the best and most important thing I have ever done. I trust it will be the same for you. 




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