My next steps with Jesus
1. Saved doesn’t mean sinless.
1 John 1:8 says “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” The point is we’re all sinners, but the difference between a believer and a non-believer is God’s grace. God’s grace doesn’t discriminate. It is available for saved and sinners. Being saved doesn’t mean it’s ok to sin, but as long as you repent and put in the effort to be better God will meet you where you are.
2. Find a community.
Whether it’s a local church, online church, small group, bible study, whatever it is surround yourself with people who will push and guide you closer to Christ (Proverbs11:14) “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
3. Make time for God.
Pray, Read your Bible. It’s one of the many ways he communicates with us. If you’re having trouble understanding the original language we recommend reading the NIV translation. If you’re still having trouble pray and ask God to grant you clarity on what he is saying trying to tell you.
Baptism is an amazing ceremony that represents the washing away of the old you. When you are baptized you are being raised to a new life through faith in Jesus Christ! 1 Peter 3:21 says, "Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ."
We're so happy that you are embarking on your new journey with Christ. We pray that the love and peace of Jesus spread throughout your body as you continue to walk with Him. May you always remember you are so loved by the Lord.
God Bless you,
Crown of Favor Family