On our own, no one seeks God. Human nature is inherently prideful and selfish. Everyone who has found faith in Christ has a story illustrating God’s work in his or her life.

For some, God’s dealings are subtle and barely noticeable. Such individuals are more receptive to the influence of the Holy Spirit than others, whose pride and skepticism build roadblocks that hinder acceptance of the truth.

Regardless of how God has worked in your life to develop your faith, never forget how He has guided, instructed, disciplined, and blessed you.

Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—
(Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV)

Nourish your spiritual life through prayer, fellowship, and God’s Word.

Kneel before your heavenly Father and praise Him for who He is and what He has done for you. Thank Him for blessing you and for all aspects of your life, knowing that even your trials and difficulties are used by God to mold and shape you into greater Christ-likeness. Ask for intercession and grace to navigate this life.

Regularly fellowship with other believers with whom you can share and grow together. Look out for the needs of others, and take advantage of every opportunity to share of yourself.

Spend time in God’s Word, meditating on God’s promises, reflecting on your life, and receiving instruction on living. Look at the world and the events happening around you through the lens of scripture, and observe God’s hand in unfolding your life.

We only have a brief life to live, followed by eternity in God’s glory. Make the most of your time on earth now to prepare your soul for your eternal dwelling.

If you have never entered into a personal relationship with Jesus, I encourage you to do so today. No one knows whether he or she will have even one more day to live.

Humbly open your heart to God, and ask Him to create in you a clean heart. Admit that you are a sinner and cannot do anything to save yourself, and place your complete faith and trust in Jesus as your sole source of salvation. (Please also see How Can I be Saved?)

Live now to the glory of God with eternity in view.

Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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