As you draw close to the Lord, He will teach you His ways and strengthen you to live the right life. Here are some practical steps that will help you with your walk with the Lord.
It is important to spend time in prayer every day. Just as your natural body needs to be fed, your spiritual body needs to be fed in order to grow. As a child of God you have the right to go to Him with your intimate thoughts, desires and fears. Prayer is a form of communication with your Heavenly Father. Use it often!
2. Read the Bible
The Bible is a powerful tool for man to learn about the character of God. God inspired people to write it and the many stories in the Bible will help you learn God’s heart and His desire for mankind. As you read the Bible, ask the Lord to show you how to apply its principles to your life. A good place to start is the Gospel of John and the book of Ephesians. Use an easy to read modern translation to help you understand. We recommend the New Living Translation or the New International Version.
Suggested Beginning Reading:
Verses to Memorize:
2 Corinthians 5:17 - What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! (NLT)
1 John 5:13 - “I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.” (NLT)
When you give your life to Christ, you become a vital part of God’s family, the Church. As you get involved in a local church, you will receive strength and encouragement from other believers. This is why being a part of a church is so important. The Bible also says that we shouldn’t neglect meeting together with other believers, so we encourage you to stay in regular attendance at a local Church. (Hebrews 10:25) If you need additional prayer or encouragement, contact the church for help. New Vision Fellowship (601) 591-1267.