What should I do now that I’ve decided to follow Jesus?
You’ve just made the most important commitment a person can make in life. If you have placed your faith in Jesus, and decided to follow him, you have experienced what the Bible calls a “new birth.” And just like you have a physical birthday, you have a spiritual birthday - the day you became a Christian and began your walk with God.
One of your questions may be, “What do I do now?” Here’s some information to help jump start your journey.
Now that you are a Christian, your life is different. You may not feel like a Christian every day, but following Jesus is not based on feelings. It’s based on the fact that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and that you have a relationship with him.
1 John 5:11-13 says that God wants you to be sure of your salvation. Take a moment to look up that verse in your Bible and think about what it means.
Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” God always keeps His promises and He never goes back on his word.
A promise is only as good as the person who makes it, and you can trust God. I Corinthians 1:9 says, “God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” God will do what He said He will do. He’s reliable and trustworthy. He will not change his mind and kick you out of the family.
When you became a Christian, God sent His Spirit to live in your heart. Ephesians 1:13-14 says that the Spirit is like a contractual seal. In Bible days, an official seal was placed on a contract between people to guarantee that it was legitimate. God puts the seal of His Spirit on your life as proof that he will honor his part of the deal.
Once you truly become a Christian, you cannot lose your salvation, and God will not take it back. You are part of his family, and He will never disown you. Once saved...always saved. You might still sin, because you are not perfect. You may have questions, doubts and concerns, but rest assured that if you have truly committed your life to God, then you are a Christian.