10. Your New Life

Your choice will radically change your life! You will discover God’s love for you. God wants to be your guide and will help you in the challenges of life. You can trust on that! You will learn to discover what your personal purpose of God is with your life.

Because you have received God’s love, you will also be allowed to share this love with others. This can be done by telling about Jesus Christ, but also by what you do (or have stopped doing).

Invest in your relationship with God. Get to know Him better by reading in His Word, the Bible. Talk to Him as much as you want to. You do not have to speak to Him at fixed times. You can speak to him whenever you want.

You may now be part of God’s spiritual Kingdom! And in future you may be certain of an eternal life together with God.

It Will not Always be an Easy Life

You are and will remain a human being and will not become a superhuman. The temptations of life will remain. Other people can still hurt you. Because Jesus also lived as a human being and experienced the same pain and contempt, you can trust that He knows what you are going through. He will help you and give you strength to overcome these challenges.

Do not be disappointed if you make mistakes. God knows that you are human and He did not send his Son Jesus Christ to us if it was not nececary. He died not only your mistakes from the past, but also those from the present and in the future.

[ Jezus said: ] “If the world hates you, remember that they hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as it loves its own people. But I have chosen you to be different from those in the world. So you don’t belong to the world, and that is why the world hates you. “Remember the lesson I told you: Servants are not greater than their master. If people treated me badly, they will treat you badly too. And if they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours too. They will do to you whatever they did to me, because you belong to me. They don’t know the one who sent me. 1

I know that in many countries it is a shame to believe in Jesus Christ. It can be very difficult to tell your family and friends that you believe in Him. Sometimes that can have huge consequences for your life.

If you have made the choice, then you are happy and enthusiastic and would like to tell the people about it. Sometimes that is not possible because it can even be dangerous. Ask God for wisdom to deal with this. Pray for the people around you that they will also discover the Truth.

Start by reading the Bible

To learn about God and Jesus Christ you need to read the Bible. The Bible is The Word of God. You can learn from God and from the mistakes and victories of the people of the Bible. Many stories in the Bible deal with God’s relationship with people. Stories about people who turn their backs on God and about people who, through trial and error, live their lives with God. And about the love of God for the people who sincerely seek him.

You can believe the Bible from cover to cover. It is the Word of God, which has been revealed by the spiritual inspiration of about 40 authors. If you want to read more about it, look here.

The Bible is available in almost all languages of the world. You can also read the Bible online, but if you can get a printed Bible, it will be easier to read.

It can be difficult in the beginning to immediately understand all the stories in the Bible. Sometimes you have to understand in what time and circumstances the stories have happened, in order to understand them better.

A good start is therefore the Gospel of John. Here you can learn a lot about Jesus Christ and the words that He spoke to Him here on earth.

Get in touch

If you have just made your choice, it is good to get in touch with other people who, like you, have accepted the offer of Jesus Christ. We also call ourselves Christians. Other Christians can help you learn more from God. It is also good to read the Bible together and to learn together what God’s plan is with our lives.

You can also learn who God is from other Christians. So try to look for other Christians in your area. You can start looking for a church in your area. That is not easy everywhere, especially if you live in a country where the message of Jesus Christ is not welcome. You may ask God if he can meet other Christians. You can also search online for other Christians, if there are no Christians in the area.

All Christians are ordinary people. Everyone still makes mistakes. If someone has a real relationship with God, then he or she will do his best to live as God intended. A sincere Christian will give God the honor and love other people. If you notice that this is not present in a church or group, it might be better to look for another place.

On this website you will find a number of frequently asked questions and links to websites where you can come into contact with other Christians.

Be baptized

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. But those who do not believe will be judged guilty. 2

If you trust in God and give Him the first place in your life and if you believe that Jesus Christ died for you and rose from the dead, then the next step is to be baptized.

Baptism is an immersion in the water, you are baptized in the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. With baptism you show to God and other people that you, like Jesus Christ, have “died” and have “risen” again. You are dead to sin and you have been born spiritually, started a new life.

Read more about baptism

What’s next?

Your choice is the start of a life full of lessons. Surrendering to God’s guidance in your life will sometimes take a lot of effort. Probably you were always used to determining everything yourself or maybe other people determined your life. You have to learn about your priorities. You will learn -step by step- by trial and error. It will not always be easy.

We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. These are the people God chose, because that was his plan. 3

If you trust God, you will be able to handle all challenges! He will always help you.

Trust the Lord completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way. 4 

Followers of the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is your strength and shield. 5 

My help will come from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth. 6

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  1.  JOHN 15:18-21 
  2.  MARK 16:16 
  3. ROMANS 8:28 
  4. PROVERBS 3:5-6 
  5. PSALMs 115:11
  6.  PSALMS 121:2 
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