I’m excited that you made the decision to recommit your life to Christ! Making Jesus Christ the Lord of your life is a very important decision.
To re-commit often means that something caused you to stray away from God. Usually it is a specific sin. Have you repented and turned away from that sin? You can’t continue in the sin that drew you away from Him in the first place, because sin separates us from God. He is still our Father, but we can’t be in His presence when we have unconfessed sin.
In 1 John 1:9 God says, “if we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive our sins.” That is great news! So I am excited that you have decided to recommit to Christ, but I want you to understand that this means putting away what separated you from Him in the first place.
Are you attending a strong, Bible-believing church? I ask this because it is *very* important to have someone in your life to help you in your relationship with God, preferably an older, more mature believer. This person can mentor you and guide you in your faith journey. And it’s usually in church where you find people like this.
Of course, we want to help you as much as we can, but we are no substitute for face-to-face relationships.
Here are a few basic tips to help you develop your relationship with God, using the letters GROWTH:
G – Go to God in prayer daily (John 15:7)
R – Read God’s Word daily (Acts 17:11) – begin with the gospel of John
O – Obey God moment by moment (John 14:21)
W – Witness for Christ by your life and word (Matthew 4:19 & John 15:8)
T – Trust God with every detail of your life (1 Peter 5:7)
H – Holy Spirit – Allow Him to control and empower your daily life and witness (Galatians 5:16-17; Acts 1:8)
There are some great materials at http://www.LookToJesus.com which can help you be assured that you are a Christian; give you some basics about the Christian life; and teach you how to pray and learn from the Bible. At that same site you can also discover the crucial role the Holy Spirit will play in your life as a Christian.
The Bible says in Philippians 3: 13, “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” A great place to start is www.godlife.com/look-to-jesus . If you have a Bible, I encourage you to begin reading the Gospel of John in the New Testament. You can read or hear the Bible online at http://downloadbible.godlife.com/
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Isn’t that a great question? How would you answer it? Who is Jesus to you personally?
More help and assistance is available on the blog post: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)