So what’s next? We need to understand that those God saves belong to Him. He tells us in the Bible that we become Children of God by faith in Jesus… and Jesus calls us to follow Him into a New Life. Following Him is possible because He gives us the power to change and desire to do so. That’s the collective testimony of the Storytellers, and so many others around the world who are following Jesus Christ without reservation.
If you have put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are saved and a part of God’s family now. If He is your Father you can expect that things are going to change. He doesn’t leave us in the same condition that He found us. You need to find a Bible-teaching church where you can meet with others who love God and desire to walk with Him. You’ll also need to get your own Bible, and begin learning and living out what He says. This will help you grow strong in your faith. Sin will lose it’s grip on us as we walk with Jesus, and a heavenly joy will come as we trust and obey Him. Our motivation for living this New Life is because of the love, mercy, and grace that God has poured out on us through Jesus.
So what does following Jesus look like? It’s not being religious. It’s simply trusting and obeying our Creator. We read in the Bible, in 2 Corinthians 5:14-15, It is the love of the Christ which compels us, when we reflect that, as one died for all, therefore all died; and that he died for all, so that the living should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died and rose for them. We also read in Romans 12:1-2, Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. We hope that you will consider these things. Ask God to help you as you seek truth. Let us know if you have any questions or comments. If you need some direction on getting started in this New Life, let us know and we’ll be glad to point you in the right direction. Please use the contact form below.