Starting your journey as a JESUS follower
DIE TO SELF
The first thing you must do is to die to self. When you are saved you are born again into a brand new life with its sinful desires. To be born again means to stop the way you are living and to turn around and go the other way. It means new birth. It means a new beginning.
But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Pick up your cross and follow Jesus
Jesus says that unless a man denies himself, takes up his cross and follow him daily, he cannot be his disciple. When we are born again we are no longer slaves too soon but become followers of Jesus who is our Lord and master. We no longer live for ourselves , but for Hello Him. we are buying and do what he wants us to do. This is not always an easy route to follow but it is the best one.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Join a church
Once you start on your new journey of following Jesus you need to join a fellowship of believers. John Wesley one of the greatest evangelists whoever lived said that if you take a call out of the fire can you put it by itself it will die. We need each other. You need to get involved in a church that worships got and teaches the Bible. You need to share with others who know God and have dedicated their lives to Him.
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Baptism is another step in your journey with the Lord you need to be baptized in water .
Why? Because it is a statement that you are making to the world. The old man has died the new man is alive
Acts 2 : 38
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.