I asked Jesus into my life: How do I know it’s Real?

Did you place your trust in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord?

According to His promise in John 1:12, you can know that you have become a child of God!

As His Child:

  • Jesus Christ is in your life by His Spirit and He will never leave you. (1 Corinthians 12:13 and Hebrews 13:5)
  • Your sins are fully forgiven. (Colossians 2:13,14)
  • You have been born into God’s family. He is your Father and other believers are your brothers and sisters. (Galatians 3:26)
  • You have begun that eternal relationship for which God created you. (John 17:2,3 and John 10:10)

How do you know that all this has really happened?

Because God gave us His promise and He can be trusted.

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:11-13)

Thank God often that Jesus Christ is in your life and that He will never leave you. (Romans 8:38,39 and Hebrews 13:5)

On the basis of His promise, you can know that Jesus Christ lives in you and that you have eternal life, from the very moment you received Him. He will not deceive you.

What if I don’t feel any different?

Do not depend on feelings.

We rely on the promise of God’s Word, not our feelings. The Christian lives by faith (trust) in the reliability of God Himself and His Word.

This train diagram illustrates the connection between fact (God and His Word), faith (our trust in God and His Word), and feeling (a result of our faith and obedeience).

Fact Faith Feeling train illustration.

A train is pulled by the engine (fact), not the carriage (feeling). In the same way, put your trust in the facts of God’s trustworthiness and His promises. The more fuel of faith (trust) that is put into the facts of God’s promises the more His power will be released in your life. Do not allow your faith to depend on your feelings.

“We live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Suggestions for Christian growth.

Our relationship with Jesus Christ grows as we trust God more and more with every detail of our lives. This trust is developed through:

G Getting to know God by reading the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:14-17) Start with Gospel of John.
R Responding to God in prayer. (Philippians 4:6)
O Obeying God moment by moment. (Luke 6:46-49)
W Walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:16)
T Telling others about Jesus Christ through the way we live and our words. (Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 and Ephesians 4:1)
H Having fellowship with other Christians. (Hebrews 10:25 and Acts 2:42-47)

Take the initiative to be with other people who have also found Jesus Christ as their Saviour and are experiencing His love. Attend a church this week where Jesus Christ is honoured and His Word is preached.

We would love to meet you!

We would like to help you find out what Bible study groups and other activities are available with Christians within the Epping Baptist Church community. Please Contact Us or view our Visitor Information page to take the next step.