I’m saved, what now?

I prayed the prayer for Salvation, but what do I do now?CB064037

This is a very exciting time in your life!  You’re going to be getting to know your Creator and Savior on a personal basis.  Being saved means that you have received the free gift of eternal life and salvation by Jesus Christ.  Being excited about being saved is the result of knowing for sure that you have eternal life in Heaven, and realizing that God loves you and has plans for your life.

How did Jesus save you?

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Joh 3:17  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.

God loved you so much that he sent he’s only Son to be crucified.  When Jesus died on the cross, He took all your sins on Him, so that if you believe in Him, you will be saved from eternal damnation in Hell and have everlasting life with Him.

Now that you are saved, there are things which God wants us to do:

Firstly, Love Him!

“Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31)

This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome (1 John 5:3)

If you love me, you will obey what I command. (John 14:15)

Love for God is simply being obedient to His Word.   You have to “walk the talk” and get your life so that it is pleasing to God.  Pray to Him that He would help you in times of temptation from sin so that you will be able to withstand it.

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12)

God promises that we keep persevering under temptations and trails that we will be rewarded.

Secondly, serve Him.

And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not. (Mal 3:18)

Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you. (Deu 28:47,48)

Thirdly, God wants us to trust in Him.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (Prov 3:5)

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. (Psa 40:4)

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah (Psa 62:8)

When the LORD heard them, he was very angry; his fire broke out against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel, for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance. (Psa 78:21,22)

Daniel was delivered from the lions because he trusted God:

The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. When Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. (Dan 6:23)

Fourthly, God wants you to seek Him

But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deu 4:29)

So to seek the LORD means to turn from your sins and give attention to his truth, the Bible.

Among other things, Christians are told in the Bible to LOVE, SERVE, TRUST and SEEK God, but in all the lead verses showing these from the Bible are the words with all your heart. God wants us to be serious and responsible about these and not lukewarm. What’s at stake? Eternal souls are at stake – yours, mine and other people whom we can reach with God’s word.

Join a Bible believing church in your area where there are people that will help you to grow in your relationship with the Lord and who can support you in the wonderful decision that you have made!  There you can go to the pastor tell him that you want to be baptized.

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