When a person comes to know Christ there are steps that the Bible gives to help them understand their newly found life in Him and to build a solid foundation that will last. Many new believers struggle without this knowledge and are not given practical teaching that helps them along the way. It is imperative to the life of a new believer that they be strengthened in their faith and given the basics of the Word of God.
The Bible makes the comparison between a physical newborn baby and a spiritual one needing much attention and care. This should take place in a biblical church community where they can be nurtured and held accountable to the life that Christ has for them. If you leave a physical baby to fend for itself, it will not live long. Much is the same spiritually. If you do not nurture a newborn Christian, you leave them to try and figure it all out all by themselves. That is not the way God designed His family to operate.
Jesus explained to Nicodemus that you must be born again to see the Kingdom of Heaven. If you have made Christ Lord of your life, then welcome to the family of God. You have taken this step. You probably have many emotions and questions and are looking for a place to learn about what has happened. There is a wealth of information to learn in the Bible about your life in Christ, and it will take a lifetime for you to grow into all that God has for you. It’s okay to take your time and grow at a steady pace. This devotion is a brief overview of the gospel message and will help build the foundation you need to establish your new life in Christ.
Please take the time to process through this devotion. It’s easy to begin a journey with huge expectations of what will be accomplished and bite off more than we can chew, leaving us discouraged and eventually quitting the race. This devotion is specifically designed in a simple and short format to help avoid those pitfalls of discouragement. I encourage you to take your life in Christ a few minutes at a time, and eventually you will be running your race with joy in leaps and bounds. Give over the next season of your life to building a strong foundation in Christ.
1. Write some thoughts about your experience in coming to know Christ. Make it a point to use as much detail as possible like location, time, emotions you felt, people with you, so you can look back and be encouraged about what God did in your life. Write down any questions or thoughts you may have. Take a moment to simply accept the love of God toward you and receive that grace and truth that only Christ can give.
2. Find a biblical community to get connected to. Ask God to lead you to the church home where you are to plant yourself and take roots. When you find the place, you are supposed to be, get involved with church leaders to help you grow and be held accountable in this season.
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.