Becoming a Christian is just the beginning.
After a person has become a Christian, four things will help him:
1. A regular study of the Bible, which is God’s communication to us.
2. Regular prayer. Now that our guilt has been removed, there is no barrier between us and God and we are able to talk freely with Him. There are two kinds of praying we shall need to practice: special times of prayer, and the constant looking to the Lord as we go about our daily tasks.
3. Talking to others about the God who exists and His solution to man’s dilemma.
4. Regular attendance at a church where the Bible is believed. This does not mean every church, but one that is true to the content of the Bible, and one which does not just recite the right words, but where there is a living of the truth in community and compassion to those in the church and to those outside of it.
Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – The God Who Is There