Step #3 – Start your new Life right!

Posted: February 20, 2012 in Michael K Sanders
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You may have known about God early in your life or this may be your first experience with Christ in your life. Perhaps you do not attend church or understand His message in the Bible. God knows this. He knows your heart and is delighted you have chosen a new Life (Step #1) and you know this new Life is forever! (Step #2).

Amen, you are…..


He will now bless you with the ability to better understand His Messages. To know Him more and more each new day. He will help you understand His Message in the Bible. Especially, the New Testament, which provides the message He desires we each understand, today.

Now, today, you will realize a few basic ways to know Christ is leading you as a new Christian. Yes, it’s that simple!

He will speak to you often:

You accepted Christ in faith and it is that faith that allows you to know the Bible is God’s Word.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

You may be wondering how and when God will talk to you. He reveals His Message for You in the Bible. There are various versions or translations available today and God will speak to you through one of them, and you will know it when it happens! The New Living Version (NLV), the New International Version (NIV) and The Message are providing His Message in simple terms.

Now that you have taken the bold steps to think, make a choice, recognize the benefits, and accept your new Life, you are well on your way to understanding the meaning of Life!

You will find Christ will speak to you when you read His Message for You in the Bible. Start with the book of John in the new testament. John explains the fundamental way God talks directly to you.

John 1-5 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He (Christ) existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

You now have His “Light” in you!

God shares His Message for You through John and after reading His Word you will know how to hear Christ, how to hear all of His messages for you and how to live your new life. He shares how you can set your mind and actions to hear Christ and just as important how to prevent all the distractions that can limit your ability to understand His message. Only God’s blessing can provide peace, joy, health and happiness and He speaks through John to point out areas in your life to change so you can receive His blessings and hear His Message.

You will hear and understand how much God loves you!

1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”

You are now hearing His Message and you know you are an entirely new person because you have accepted Christ Jesus as your personal Savior and the Lord in your Life.

Ephesians 1:3-14 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.

God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.

Now that you can hear God, you can talk to Him!

Start each day, and throughout the day, pray! That’s right, hearing Christ and speaking with Him is an essential part of your relationship with Him.

You will know and be amazed by His Love for you:

Hebrews 13:5 …I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.

You will know you can trust Him and He will always keep His promises:

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind.

Titus 1:2 This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began.

Hebrews 6:18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

Your Spiritual relationship with God makes it possible for you to pray and talk to Him at any time. Going to church (is well and good) but is not necessary to speak to Him and to hear His Message for You. He is in you and hears your prayers immediately, so pray and share your every thought, concern and interest with Him.

Psalm 62:8 O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

You may be new to prayer and talking to God. You may not be sure how to pray, so Christ provided a simple prayer to bring you closer to God and this will help you begin to open up to Him.

God is loving, good, kind, understanding, gracious, patient, merciful and giving. He shares His Message for You in Psalms to let you know how special you are to Him and the blessings you will experience in your new life.

Be open with Him and He will free you from your feelings of guilt, anxiety, pain and confusion.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Pray for others as well. Share with God their names, their issues and precisely what you know God will do for them. Declare it in Jesus’s Name. Remember, He is in you now and you have the power of Him, who is in you!

1 John 5:14-15 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

Meet and talk to people who know God as you do!

Your Life has changed now and will continue to change. Fellowship with others that have accepted Christ into their lives will help you grow in your relationship with Him. You will make new friendships and enjoy life in new ways.

Acts 2:46-47 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity – all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.

Share His Message for You with others!

You will immediately recognize God’s blessings when you encourage others with positive messages to help them know what you know.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

You will find you have a desire to share the good news about your new life and your Spiritual relationship. The forgiveness you received and the incredible Love that is now in your life. Some may not be as excited as you, but over time, they will see something in you they want. They will not be sure why, but they will. This is God’s way. You are His messenger. He will open up opportunities for you to share His Message. Pray for these opportunities each and every day.

Share His Message each and every day.

Father, thank you for blessing us with our new life and for leading us as we start each new day growing in our Spiritual relationship with you. Bless us with the courage and desire to share Your Message because we know You will bless us by answering our prayers when we do this for You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Comments
  1. Vicki White says:

    Pastor Michael- I see The Father,The Son and The Holy Spirit as a Dove in Church & The Chapel weekly! I am so blessed. 🙂

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  2. This is all so beautiful and I have learned so many new things. I need to pray everyday for God to give me the opportunity to share His truth everyday with someone new. Thank you so much. At this Christmas Season I want others to know why we celebrate and how blessed we all are. Amen

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