• Jack Selcher

Believing in God Is Not Enough (Part 5 of 5)


Jesus promises, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20, NIV). He said if you open the door of your life to Him, He will come in. He keeps His promises. You can depend on it! Do not expect a wonderful feeling inside. God honors active belief. “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12, NIV). God promises eternal life to all who have Jesus, the Son. If you have Jesus, you have eternal life. Take God’s word for it! Don’t depend on your feelings. They can lead you astray very quickly.


Now what? Here are some suggestions to grow in your relationship with Jesus.


1. Read the Bible daily. Begin with Matthew. Write briefly in a notebook what you’ve learned and will try to apply to your life (1 Peter 2:2).

2. Pray daily asking Jesus to control you and show you how to apply the Bible to your life to make you more like Him. Turn your worries into prayers (Philippians 4:6-7).

3. Attend worship in a local church (Hebrews 10:24-25; Luke 4:16).

4. Join a discipleship group that will nurture your faith.

5. Share your time, talents, and treasures cheerfully. Jesus wants to serve others through you. Tell others how you received Him and the difference He has made in your life.

6. Yield continuously to the control of the Holy Spirit of Christ who lives in you (Ephesians 5:18).


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