3 STEPS TO TAKE FOR NEW LIFE IN JESUS
1. Repent – realize and ready to forsake every form of sin and unrighteousness in your life; surrender your sinful life to God and ask Him to forgive and cleanse you.
2. Pray – Right now you need to pray to God from your heart, confess all your sins and surrender all. Tell Jesus Christ to forgive you, cleanse you and save you. You can pray the prayer for the next few minute now, as Jesus is right beside you. 1 John 1:9. “If we confess our’sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
After you have prayed and experienced salvation, then you follow JESUS without looking back.
Mark 8:34, “When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”
3. Follow – To follow Jesus Christ is to forsake your old lifestyles and follow Jesus in new life guided by His word and Holy Spirit. You cannot continue in the old sinful lifestyle anymore, you cannot follow the direction of this sinful world anymore, you cannot follow the dictates of Satan anymore, and you will not follow the desire of yourself, only the word and will of Jesus Christ, since He has become the Lord of your life.
To continuously follow Jesus, you need to daily fellowship with Him. It’s not possible to keep following Jesus Christ without fellowship with Him. Christians who fall back into sinful lifestyles are those who fail to keep their daily fellowship with Jesus through Bible reading and prayer. Fellowship here is not about going to church but having daily Bible reading and prayer time with Jesus where we receive grace and strength of God. Without the grace and strength Jesus Christ, you cannot successfully follow Him.
Following Jesus Christ is also to guard against sinful tendencies and temptations, and to do the will of God; but without Jesus empowerment, it not possible to do all these. “….for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5.
Are you ready for new life in Jesus? Then pray it into your life right now and proceed in the new life, no turning back, no falling down. Forward ever in Jesus name.
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God bless you.
Gideon Akande, the Evangelist