|How to Know That Christ Is in Your
Did you receive Christ into your life? According to His
promise in Revelation 3:20, where is Christ right now in relation to you? Christ said that
He would come into your life. Would He mislead you? On what authority do you know that God has answered your prayer? (The
trustworthiness of God
Himself and His Word.)
The Bible Promises Eternal Life
"The witness is this, that God has given us eternal
life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have
the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you
who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have
eternal life" (1 John 5:11-13).
Thank God often that Christ is in your life and that He will never leave you (Hebrews
13:5). You can know on the basis of His promise that Christ lives in you and that you have
eternal life from the very
moment you invite Him in. He will not deceive you.
An important reminder...
Do Not Depend on Feelings
The promise of God's Word, the Bible -- not our feelings --
is our authority. The Christian lives by faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God
Himself and His Word. This train diagram illustrates the relationship among fact (God and His Word), faith (our trust in God and His Word), and feeling (the
result of our faith and obedience) (John 14:21).
The train will run with or without a caboose. However, it would be
useless to attempt to pull the train by the caboose. In the same way, as Christians we do
not depend on feelings or emotions, but we place our faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God and the promises of His Word.
Now That You Have Received Christ
The moment that you received Christ by faith,
many things happened, including the following:
- Christ came into your life (Revelation
3:20; Colossians 1:27).
- Your sins were forgiven (Colossians
- You became a child of God (John 1:12).
- You received eternal life (John 5:24).
- You began the great adventure for which
God created you (John 10:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Thessalonians
Can you think of anything more wonderful
that could happen to you than receiving Christ? Would you like
to thank God in prayer right now for what He has done for you?
By thanking God, you demonstrate
To enjoy your new life to the fullest ...
Suggestions for Christian
Spiritual growth results from trusting Jesus Christ.
"The righteous man shall live by faith" (Galatians 3:11). A life of faith will
enable you to trust God increasingly with every detail of your life, and to practice the
Go to God in prayer daily (John 15:7).
Read God's Word daily (Acts 17:11); begin with the Gospel of John.
Obey God moment by moment (John 14:21).
Witness for Christ by your life and words (Matthew 4:19; John 15:8).
Trust God for every detail of your life
(1 Peter 5:7).
Holy Spirit - allow Him to control and empower your daily life and witness
(Galatians 5:16,17; Acts 1:8).
Fellowship in a Good Church
God's Word instructs us not to forsake "the
assembling of ourselves together" (Hebrews 10:25). Several logs burn brightly
together; but put one aside on the cold hearth and the fire goes out. So it is with your
relationship with other Christians.
If you do not belong to a church, do not wait to be invited. Take the initiative; call the
pastor of a nearby church where Christ is honored and His Word is preached. Start this
week, and make plans to attend
If you have decided today to follow Christ then I
would really encourage you to e-mail me and let me know so that we may rejoice together as you
begin your new life in Christ. God bless you!