God loves you, has a purpose for your life, and wants you to experience Him in ways you’ve never imagined. At First Baptist Trussville, we believe these steps can be summarized this way:
Commit To God, Know His Ways, Do His Work…Because It’s All About Him!
Have you ever given your life to Christ, asking Him to be “the boss of your life?” Surrendering your life to Jesus as Lord and Savior is the first step in the journey with Him.
If asking Christ into your heart is agenda item #1, following Him in believer’s Baptism is #1a. Baptism doesn’t save you, but it is a symbol to the world that you are His, and He will honor this action in your life.
Are you in a small group? Studying God’s written Word, the Bible, brings us into a closer fellowship with Him. Doing so within a small group brings us into a closer Fellowship with other believers as well…something that’s critical to a healthy, active walk with God.
How are you using the gifts He has given you? Your talents, abilities, skills…things you’re good at? Finding a ministry in which to serve enables Him to use you in the ways He has gifted you. What do you enjoy? Very likely that’s exactly the way He wants to use you. Find an area of ministry you’re interested in, and contact that ministry leader, letting him or her know you want to serve.
Because It’s All About Him!
Living our lives with this understanding is a freeing thing. It’s no longer about what we want, but about what He wants in our lives…and in the lives of others as He brings them to this understanding through us.
I’ve done all this. Now what?
Is God leading you to take a more active role in ministry? Is He leading you to start a ministry to address a particular need? Is He stirring in you to take on a leadership role? After spending some time in prayer, asking Him to make clear what He wants you to do, let us know.