God has created you with a wonderful purpose for your life. He wants you to experience an intimate relationship with Him and to fulfill His eternal purposes. In the Bible, the apostle Paul tells us, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT).
The King of the Universe has a plan for your life—a plan resulting in eternal significance—a plan that will bring Him great glory. The prophet Jeremiah explained it like this in the Old Testament: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).
Now that you are a Christian, you need a basic understanding about your new life in Christ. Every week you will receive a Bible study that will help you grow in your relationship with God. These lessons all come from a series entitled, New Life in Christ. You will discover how faith, prayer, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit will help you live an adventurous and purposeful Christian life.
These lessons will take some time to work through. Try to plan into your schedule a specific time to study God’s Word and apply it to your life.
The Bible tells us that it is God’s will that we grow in our relationship with Christ; He is waiting to reveal to us the tremendous life He planned for us. As you study and apply God’s Word to your life, you will discover an exciting life of purpose.
Ask God to open your eyes to the realities of what He has planned for you. As you progress through the weekly lessons, you will gain increasing glimpses of your new potential in Christ. And as a result, you will experience the adventure and significance He desires for you.
Throughout the coming week, consider this verse and how it applies to your life:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).