“Now That You Are Born Again, you have become a member of God’s kingdom. Are you aware no demon hatched out of hell can harm you now? Do you know you are free from any covenant you have entered into, knowingly or unknowingly? Do you know you are free from every habit, sin, sickness, or disease that ever held you bound? Why? Because you have been delivered from the powers of darkness” [Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, ‘Now that you are born again’ page 24]
Congratulations on your decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior! Your life has been forever changed and you are now a new creation in Him. However, the journey of faith does not end with salvation. It is just the beginning.
In the book “Now That You Are Born Again” Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, emphasized Philippians 4:19 saying “God is responsible for you, He will supply all your needs according to His inexhaustible riches in glory by Christ Jesus. He added, that God has a good plan for your life, which was set in motion the moment you were born again”.
In this article, we will explore some lessons that will help guide you in your walk with God. From the importance of prayer to developing a personal relationship with God, these lessons will provide insight into what it means to live a fulfilling Christian life after salvation.
So, let’s dive in and discover how you can continue to grow in your faith and live out God’s plan for your life.
The Importance of Prayer in the Christian Life
You can’t ignore the importance of prayer in your Christian life – it’s where you connect with God and find peace beyond understanding. Prayer is more than just asking for things or reciting memorized words; it’s a conversation with God, a time to pour out your heart and listen for His response.
When you pray, you invite God into your life and allow Him to guide you through the ups and downs of daily living. Prayer also helps us to stay connected to God throughout our day. It reminds us that we are not alone and that there is a higher power at work in our lives.
When we take time to pray, we open ourselves up to receive wisdom, strength, and guidance from God. So don’t neglect this vital tool in your spiritual journey – make prayer a priority each day and watch as God transforms your life from the inside out.
Engaging God’s Word daily
Navigating the Bible as a new believer can feel overwhelming, but with practice and guidance, it becomes a source of comfort and strength. As a new Christian, you may struggle with understanding the language and concepts presented in the Bible. However, don’t let this discourage you.
Remember that reading the Bible is not about understanding every single word or verse at once; it’s about developing your relationship with God and finding guidance for your life. Start by choosing a version of the Bible that is easy to understand, such as the New Living Translation or The Message.
Take time each day to read a few verses or a chapter and reflect on what they mean to you. Pray for wisdom and revelation from God as you read. You can also find resources such as devotionals or study guides that provide additional insight into specific passages or themes in the Bible.
With consistency and discipline, you will develop an understanding of God’s Word that will guide you on your journey as a believer.
Sharing Your Faith with Others
Sharing your faith with others can be an exciting and fulfilling experience as you spread the love and message of Jesus to those around you. As a new Christian, it may seem daunting to share your faith with others, but remember that God has called us to be His witnesses and share the good news with everyone we meet.
One way to start sharing your faith is by simply living out your beliefs in your daily life. Letting others see the joy and peace that comes from having a relationship with Christ can be a powerful testimony.
Additionally, don’t be afraid to invite friends or family members to church, cell meetings, or Bible studies where they can hear more about God’s love for them. Remember that sharing your faith is not about forcing someone to believe what you do, but rather showing them the hope and transformation that comes from knowing Jesus.
Developing a Personal Relationship with God
To truly experience the love and power of God, it’s important to spend time in prayer and reading His Word each day. This is how you can develop a personal relationship with Him.
Like any other relationship, building a strong connection with God takes effort and time. When you pray, speak from your heart and be honest about your thoughts and feelings. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance or help when you need it.
Reading the Bible will also give you insight into God’s character and His plan for your life. As you spend more time with Him, you’ll begin to see how He works in your life and feel His presence more strongly.
Remember that developing a personal relationship with God is a journey, not a destination. Keep seeking Him daily, and He will reveal Himself to you in amazing ways.
Relying on the Holy Spirit for Guidance
“I pray that God will give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; that the eyes of your understanding will be enlightened to realize how great is the hope to which He has called you; and that you will know all that is freely given to you in Christ” [Ephesians 1:17-18}
By allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you, you’re tapping into a source of wisdom and strength that surpasses human understanding.
The Holy Spirit is there to help you navigate life’s complexities, big or small. Through this reliance on the Holy Spirit, we can have a more fulfilling relationship with God.
The Holy Spirit will guide you in all aspects of your life – from making important decisions to navigating difficult situations. By relying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you can experience peace and joy beyond measure.
Remember, the Holy Spirit isn’t only there to offer guidance but also comfort during times of hardship. Trust in the power of the Holy Spirit and let it lead you toward a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.
“Congratulations once more on embarking on this new journey in your faith in Christ! Remember that this is just the beginning of a lifelong practice.
You’ve taken the first step towards a life filled with love, joy, peace, and purpose. As you continue to grow in your faith, don’t forget the essential elements that will help strengthen your walk with God. You should also get the book “Now That You Are Born Again” for a more comprehensive guide.
Keep praying regularly and reading your Bible daily, meditating on His word. Share the good news of salvation with others so they can experience the same transformational power of Christ in their lives. Most importantly, develop a personal relationship with God by spending time in worship and seeking His guidance through prayer.
Remember that we all face challenges along the way, but rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and strength to overcome them. Stay connected to other believers who can support and encourage you as you navigate this new chapter in your life.
With Jesus at the center of your life, know that nothing is impossible for Him who loves you unconditionally.
May God bless you richly as you continue to follow Him wholeheartedly!