"God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
As you share what just happened, you will find yourself invigorated, and you will be spreading God's love & plan of salvation, simply by telling someone what happened to you.
By doing so, you are symbolically identifying with Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. Baptism means 'immersion'. By being baptized you are declaring outwardly, what has happened to you inwardly. Jesus said to be baptized in His Name—in the Name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit—Matthew 28:19
Come and ask to be baptized!
Begin to build relationships with people who will hold you accountable, who will love you and encourage you in the things of God.
Jesus said, "The gates of Hell cannot prevail against the Church." Matthew 16:18. God has designed each of us to be connected to a church, the way each part of our body, is connected to our whole body. Some people will try to say that we don't need to be committed to a church; but that’s like arguing that we don't need to grow up in a family. While many have overcome great pain, after not growing up in a healthy family, that’s not God's best plan. It’s God's desire that we grow together with other spiritual brothers and sisters, in God's purpose for our lives, and in fulfilling a God-ordained mission together.
If you are not in our area, find a Bible-believing, love-filled, grace-centered full of faith church and get plugged in.
When we're connected to a healthy church:
By being connected to a church:
Start reading in John. Here you will learn about how much you are loved.
Some good translations are the New King James Version, The New Living Translation, The Amplified Bible and The Passion.
Here are a few good online resources for Bible translations, reading plans and study.
You've just made the greatest decision of your life; and though there might be a few challenges moving forward, you are not alone. God is with you and He will never let you go!
The best is yet to come!