Servants of God and to the Church of Jesus Christ
A relationship with God.
Everything good starts with this personal relationship -- joy, fulfillment, comfort, direction, peace, and much more.
The best just keeps getting better.
Jesus Christ already paid your entry fee to God's presence. All areas in your life where you have done less than the best, (sin), are removed from your record. Jesus, as God come to earth, led a perfect life, (no sin). Tempted, he did not dwell on temptation or give in. When he died on the cross as punishment it was not for his sin, it was for your sins. He gave his life to save yours. Ask him to forgive you of your sins and be your Lord; accept his gift of his life. Do it now.
That’s just the start. Jesus sent you part of the Godhead, The Holy Spirit, to dwell with you and guide you. You have the Bible, as you study God’s written word, his voice will be easier to recognize. You have other believers, as you meet with them you will gain understanding of the great work God has started in you. God will show you infinitely more blessings as you stay in his presence.
The amazing reality is you did not earn salvation, it is a gift. You will grow in Jesus Christ only by his continued giving. In the Bible it says, What is begun in the Spirit is not made perfect in the flesh. That means He will complete the work He has begun in you, if you will let him. Your effort, worry, and work did not save you, it will not cause you to grow. Your job is to get to know God better, and follow him closer. Your Joy will grow as you draw closer to him.
Remove from your life, with God's help, those habits that might draw you back into the slavery you so recently escaped. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Reinforce the new by spending time fellowshiping with Christians and reading the Bible.
Where do you go from here? Jesus rose from the dead and he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. You are saved and able to fellowship with God. You need to make and keep him as Lord of your life. You have been transformed from a slave in this worlds system, captive and destined for hell. The first step of the transformation is becoming a free and willing servant of the living God. You are now adopted into God's family; there to grow. As you mature, you may reach a transition that sometimes happens as kids turn into adults. They change from children of their parents to friends of their parents. As you continue to grow you are seeking to be a friend of God.
As his child you are promised a wonderful inheritance. Your desire's goal (hope) should include becoming close friends with the eternal, loving God.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
God cares about every part of your life.
Involve the Holy Spirit in all you do and are, and reside in the growing joy of God's presence.
Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 16: 11
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Billy Graham's steps to peace with God
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Jesus Christ is the sacrificial lamb of God that died for your sin. A simple "I love you" is always nice to hear. Jesus Loves you too!