YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS NOW

As you draw close to God, He will teach you His ways and give you His strength. Below are some practical steps you can take to come closer to God and allow Him to guide you. From us here at Divine Ministries we CONGRATULATE you on making the best decision and that's accepting KING JESUS as your personal saviour! Enjoy the journey.

 

 

Discover the Foundations of Your Faith

 

 

1. Know that you are forgiven

Once you have given your Life to Jesus Christ, the Bible, God's Word, says:

You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better that we deserve. This is God's gift to you, and you have done nothing on your own (Ephesians 2:8). 

For those who put their faith in Jesus: He gave them the right to be the children of God... God Himself was the One who made them His children (John 1:12-13).

 

2. Prayer

It is important to spend time in prayer every day. Just as you can not grow without eating food each day, so your spirit must be fed in order for growth to occur in our walk with the Lord. The good news is that as children of God we have access to His presence any time we need it. You actually have the right to come before God and to share with Him your intimate thoughts, desires and fears. Prayer is simply talking to your heavenly Father.

 

3. Bible Reading

The Bible is the main way God has chosen to tell us about Himself. Learning what God says in the Bible is a very important part of your new life. As you read His Word, ask God to show you how various passages apply to your life.

A good place to start your study is in the Gospel of John in the New Testament. Find an easy-to-read, modern translation like the New Living Translation (The Book), the New American Standard Bible, or the New King James Version Bible.

 

4. Fellowship

When you gave your life to Jesus Christ, you became a vital part of God's family, the Church. As you get involved in a local church you will receive strength and encouragement from other believers. But you will also give something vital of yourself back to others. This is one reason why being involved in a local church is so important -- and why the Bible says not to neglect meeting together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25).

 

5. Grow in Your Relationship with Christ

Once you have accepted Christ as your saviour and begin to engage in regular prayer, Bible reading and get plugged into a local Church, it is important to develop a deeper, personal relationship with Christ. "Make every effort to add to your faith, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and LOVE. (2 Peter 1:3-8).

 

The Bible says that we are “to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4: 1-3). God wants us to grow in our “knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

 

The Apostle Paul wrote this about his spiritual growth: “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me” (1 Corinthians 13:11).

 

VERSES TO ASSIST IN YOUR JOURNEY

  • "What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17).

  • "I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life"   (1 John 5:13). 

  • You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.    (Isaiah 26:3) 

  • So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man. (Acts 24:16)

  • For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew  first and also to  the Greek. (Romans 1:16)  

  • No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.   (Romans 4:20-21) 

  • All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

  • And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, (Hebrews 10:24)

  • And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

  • Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. (1 Peter 2:11)

  • Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”        (1 Peter 5:5) 

  •  Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, (1 Peter 5:6)

  • Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.​ (1 John 3:18)

 

 

Suggested ReadinG

  • The Gospel of John

  • The Gospel of Mark

  • I John

  • II John

  • III John

  • Genesis

  • Ephesians

  • Galatians

  • The Gospel of Luke

  • The Gospel of Matthew

  • I Corinthians

  • II Corinthians

  • Romans

  • Psalms

  • Proverbs