Have you accepted Jesus into your heart and now you’re ready to charge forward?? First, let me tell you – AH- MAZING!! I am SO SO SO ecstatic for you! This is literally the best decision you could ever make in your entire life…and eternity. Jesus is pretty incredible.
Have you gone through with baptism yet? If not, send me a message and we can talk about why that’s so important…in a nut shell – Jesus did it. It’s a way of showing others that Hey! We’re brand new creations now!! Like I said, send me a message and we can chat about that!
Ok, so now you’ve made the MOST important decision in your life – now what? You are PUMPED!! Jesus is amazing! Thank you God for no death and for Heaven awaiting ME!
The beginning of your new journey/life is super exciting yet also super intimidating. And overwhelming. There are so many things to do and to know…where do I start? What kind of Bible do I need? What’s a devotional? How do I pray? This is so awkward…
So, relax. I got you covered with the basics…we’ll call it the New Christian Starter Pack….because it won’t be all you need but it will help you have a good foundation I pray.
Here is a list of 5 things you NEED as a new believer!
First of all – you need a Bible. Again, this can be extremely overwhelming so I found a few that may explain some of your questions that you are grappling and struggling with.
|ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Chocolate/Blue, Ivy Design|
This bad boy is not only the scriptures but the footnotes explain just about everything. On top of that? There’s a remarkable section in the back that explains all the hard stuff (the trinity, who wrote the Bible, false religions, etc.)
|NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women, Compact: Insights for Everyday Life, Italian Duo-Tone, Chocolate/Orchid|
This beauty not only has the scriptures but it has devotionals in it. A devotional is like a “God wink”. It’s showing what God has done in other people’s lives and sharing their stories. They give encouragement and enlightenment. They make you realize that you aren’t alone on this journey. This is a 2 in 1 power house.
After you’ve clicked around a little and found one you like, you may need a little help finding the book in the Bible. There’s no shame in needing some help and having some tabs sticking out to tell you where to turn to Lamentations…There are 66 books in there after all.
|Rainbow Bible Tabbies|
Got it? Alright – so far so good! But wait! Now that you have your Bible and you’ve turned to the right page – what about highlighting the amazing passages that are screaming at you from the pages?? Yeah, you’ll need some highlighters too that won’t bleed through your pages…so – here you go!
|Bible Highlighters, No Bleeds, Variety Pack|
I have just a few more things to overwhelm you with, don’t worry – these are supposed to be fun! You may or may not have heard people talk about the importance of journaling but what in the world does that mean? How do you start THAT? Again..I got you boo….
|Just Breathe: 365-Day Devotional Journal|
Ok now for the last thing you NEED! *drum roll*
Yup, that’s the last thing. You need to carve out some time every single day to sit down with all your goodies and your sweet Jesus to get to know Him. I promise, waking up before anybody else in the house will energize you. Grab some coffee, a blanket, and your starter kit. Prepare to spend real, genuine, time getting familiar with how this all works.
Now? You will have the confidence walking into church or waking up early to begin your quiet time! Need help with a reading plan or some guidance in your new journey? Shoot me a message and we’ll go through it together!
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