Christianity is simple. Beautiful and amazingly simple. It is only hard, because man makes it hard, but it doesn't have to be that way. Lets start with the basics:
Christianity doesn't get any simpler than this. Believe in Jesus and love so that you can forever become part of a heavenly family. But there are some things that should be explained to help you on this journey.
Thankfully, the children of God have Dad's help through the Holy Spirit. Jesus rose from the dead to demonstrate His Power and make it possible for you to share this Power. Our sins have been paid. We are pure and the temple of God. Dad's Spirit lives in us and helps us. Talk about unconditional love. And the benefits of having the Holy Spirit are unbelievable. Here are some of the gifts and fruits of the Spirit:
But you can't be all things to all people. It would be too much. Dad will anoint you with the ability to do the things that He wants you to do. He will make those things easy for you. Whether it is a career or a relationship or whatever, big or small, He will give you the tools to get the job done effectively. And you shouldn't worry about what you're not doing. That is His job.
Personally, I cannot imagine life without His help. He has healed me when I have asked for healing. He has given me wisdom and guided me. For example, my gut feelings have never been wrong. I've known what to do while making difficult decisions. And I knew people were lying to me when I had no facts or reason to the contrary. He has also protected me and positioned me in life. It wasn't always easy and I have had to learn some hard lessons, but things either have or are working out for my benefit. Sometimes the road has been unbelievably bumpy, but after keeping the faith and walking it out, I can see why He chose that path for me. I am so thankful for Him. But His voice is not loud. It is quiet & still. And I have to listen carefully to His promptings, because when I either don't listen or ignore Him...things always become a mess.
Just know, the Holy Spirit is there to take you from Glory to Glory. To help you sow good seed and reap good fruit. It is the believers choice whether or not to listen. But things are ALWAYS better when you do, because He is the beginning and the end. He can see the future. He knows everything. Dad is good. And He is always trying to help.
The harsh reality is that you still have to walk on this path called life. And there are many things that can cause you to stumble. Stumbling does not jeopardize your position with Dad. You are still his treasure and forever saved, but stumbling can affect your Joy and effectiveness as a child of God. Here are some things that can ensnare you:
This list was not exhaustive. It was simply a quick primer of the pitfalls that a child of God might face. But in the end, the only thing that matter is the love that Dad has for you. You cannot go to Heaven unless you believe in the sacrifice Jesus made for you. And You must decide now where you will spend eternity. But Jesus loves you so much, that He made it unbelievably easy to accept Him as the payment for your sins. Just believe. Then you can learn how to receive His love and the gifts He is giving you. Let His light shine in your life and enter His rest. Please say this prayer aloud:
“Jesus, I believe You came in the flesh and died on the cross to pay for my sins...past, present, and future. I believe You rose from the dead to demonstrate God's Power and I believe You are alive today. And because of Your sacrifice, I can blamelessly be in my Fathers presence. Please give me life. In Jesus name, Amen.”
If you said this prayer right now, angels are rejoicing in Heaven. God and Heaven love you so much. I love you too. Welcome to the Family.