First Steps For New Believers

Devotional
Knowing what happens now that you are saved

This simple reading plan takes the next week to review your decision to follow Jesus Christ and help you start walking with Him. This practical devotional will help you start your journey with God through seven steps: KNOW, READ, PRAY, LISTEN, CONNECT, WORSHIP AND SHARE. These steps will help change your life and help you become the person God created you to be.

The plan for the next week is as follows:
Day One – Reviewing your decision to follow Jesus and what it means.
Day Two – Reading the Bible and learning what God thinks.
Day Three – Understanding how to pray and talk with God.
Day Four – Learning how to listen to God and hear his voice.
Day Five – Understanding how we are created for community and called to serve.
Day Six – Seeing how we are called to worship and praise God.
Day Seven – Learning how to share the good news of Jesus.

As part of inviting Jesus into your life, you should have heard the Gospel. This is the Good News message of the Bible. In its simplest form, God made the world and created humanity. Man was in relationship with God for the glory of God and to experience God’s love. Loving God was at the core of all things and it was good and moral.

However, that all changed when man used the free will God had so graciously provided to disobey God. That moment of disobedience, or the fall, is when sin came into the world. Sin broke man’s perfect fellowship with God and brought evil, disease and death into the world. These sins separate us from a perfect and holy God.

Our sin is the problem that corrupts the world and everything in it and we are powerless to overcome our sin apart from Jesus Christ. Our attempts to control the situation only increase the chaos around us and within us. That is why we need healing. That healing is only by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. That is the Good News – that Jesus loves us so much He offers us forgiveness of our sins and His spirit to help us change how we live.

Now that you have invited Jesus into your heart you are a child of God. It means that you are a new creation. You are God’s son or daughter and He has given your life a purpose. It means that the eternal promises of God are yours and you have been set free from sin and death by the blood of Jesus Christ! However, this does not mean life will be perfect or all your problems will disappear.

That happens in heaven. Until then, nothing can separate you from God’s love. He sees you as perfect and holy even after you mess up. Keep reading to learn how to fully trust God and have a real relationship with Him so He guides your path and draws you even closer.