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Believe in Him

I don't want to paint an unrealistic picture of what it's like to be a Christian. To be a "child of God" doesn't mean you will not go through trouble. The Bible says "it rains on the just and unjust alike."

In this world it doesn’t matter who you are. Rich or poor you are going to go through trials and tribulations. The only difference is when you become a Christian God promises to be with you through all the trials that you will go through. The New Testament also says that there are many benefits for us in these trials and tribulations.

Romans 5:2-4

Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

You are going to go through troubles whether you are a Christian or not a Christian. Unfortunately we as human beings learn our best lessons through adversity. However God does promise that when you do go through adversity God will be there with you and He will never turn His back on you.

I have heard people say, show me a miracle and I will believe. God says, believe first, then I will show you a miracle. Belief and faith in God are the most important elements in the Christians life. When people in the Bible asked Jesus "what shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" I am sure the people were looking for an answer like knocking on doors or converting at least 10 people a week. Instead look at the answer Jesus gave them.

John 6:29

Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

Belief was so important to Jesus that when He went to His own country He did very few miracles due to His fellow countrymen’s' unbelief.Most Christians think today that "to believe" being the work of God is too easy a requirement to becoming a child of God however if you look around you and see that most people today don't believe in the God of the Bible then you'll see that it's not as easy as you think.

So the first requirement is to believe and the way to believe is to ask Jesus if He is "the son of God" and to please prove it to you.  Don't give up! Keep asking until you receive an answer. When you ask be sure to look for an answer. It may take two weeks, two days or be immediate. Be patient and your answer will come and meet all your expectations.

Once that happens to your satisfaction the next step is to get yourself a Bible that is easily understood. It is a necessity that you find a Bible that you can understand. There are many newer translations that are easily understood. I recommend "the new King James Version".

Develop a habit of reading the New Testament every day. I go to bed 30 minutes early every night to make time to read my Bible. Start reading the New Testament (start at "Matthew") everyday or every night. Sometimes I only read one page and sometimes I'll read a chapter.Remember it's not quantity it's quality.

The Bible says that God created the earth by the word of His mouth. Jesus did His many miracles by the word of His mouth. So the power of God is in His word. The Bible has the power of God to change your life for the better if you make it a daily practice. The word of God will change you from the inside out.

Also, if you want to change your life for the better, get in the habit of talking (praying) to God every day. Remember being a child of God is a process that starts when you say to start. It takes time,  you can't learn all the lessons God has for you in one day. If you accept God today and look back every few months at your life and how it has changed for the better then you will begin to see and understand how God works.

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