" How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none"
Seeking Christ and fully surrendering my life wasn't easy at all. And honestly I'm still in the process of becoming a stronger Christian. In general , Christ is the way! Without Christ, you are dead (spiritually) , and you living a sinful life which is doing nothing but draining you. And that can be a really tiring, horrible lifestyle. Now I'm not perfect and I don't have everything together, but I know where to turn when I'm lost. Christ. There's so many reasons to come to Christ though. Like the fact that you'll be guaranteed eternal life, should be enough to make you drop to yours knees and fully surrender, to know that you're not going to spend eternity burning or fearing for your life is a really great feeling! So if you want eternal life, peace, happiness, joy, and a great life; Come on join the journey and follow these steps below.
So starting your Christian journey isn't going to be peaches and cream, honestly the walk isn't easy at all but you've got to be strong and continue pushing.
The first thing you should do when coming to Christ is repent. You need to repent and ask for all the forgiveness of all your sins and mean it from your heart! It does you no good to just say, "Lord, forgive me," and then do the same things the next minute! You got to mean it in order to see results.
Then you have to fall in love with God. Meaning praying, fasting, giving Him your time, meditating, and just living by His rules and commandments. You also have to be serious about your walk. Everyday you should ask yourself, "Do I have an carry-out Christian spirit", meaning I'm only a Christian inside of church ? "Is it really in my heart to serve God?", and "Am I doing what God has me to do?"
Now you may be wondering, "what does God want me to do, what is my purpose?". The answer is to simply glorify him! That's your purpose, unless He has showed you something different, and even in that, you're still glorifying him! When you give God the glory He deserves, you will live and speak from the heart. But you can also be NOT fulfilling your purpose, and that's if you are:
C. Don't Trust in God
D. Easily distracted.
If you're none of these things. then you're on a roll, if you do, don't stress! Pray about and it will all come unto you, but remember your prayer has to be sincere.
A few of verse I like to keep in mind:
- Therefore repent and turn back, so that you're sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord| Acts 3:19
- Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abound in steadfast love| Joel 2:13
- The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul| Psalm 10:7
- When you go through deep waters, I will be with you| Isaiah 43:2