“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” (I John 3:2-3 NKJV)
Now that you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior it’s time to allow Him to Lord over your life. You choose to trust Jesus and follow His word by getting into His word! You pick up a bible and read it! You study the text and you learn from God-how to live right by doing what’s right! You clean up your act and get rid of all the useles junk! You clean up your heart and mind, and refresh your soul!
You present your body as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. – Romans 12:1-2 NKJV
Now, rely on The Holy Spirit which was given to you the first time you believed and keep God’s word close to your heart. Start by reading through the book of John, meditate on the word you read and learn from it!
“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.” – Proverbs 4:20-27 NKJV
Now I tell you the truth and nothing but the truth! You have done rightly to follow Jesus Christ, you will not regret it! All those things that were once important to you are now rubbish and were always rubbish! The empty words, the idols, the dependency on the temporary things of this world. Now do what’s right in the sight of The Lord! Store up treasures in heaven! Keep your trust in The Lord and the heavenly things and pray!
Pray to The Lord for wisdom so that you can do what’s right at all times. Pray to The Lord for dicernment to know right from wrong. Pray to the Lord for the courage to stand up for your faith and proclaim the gospel of Christ and the hope that is now in you. Pray to The Lord for strength to overcome all things and pray for God’s will for your life. And most importantly give thanks and praise to God daily! In His name do these things!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr. – March 26, 2017