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New Horizons: Life as a New Believer
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"Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord
He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths." - Micah 4:2

Where New Horizons Begin

"I didn't feel any different. But I felt I had done what I was compelled to do. Later the reality of what I had done sank in." -- Ty

When you asked Jesus into your life, you probably prayed something like this:

"Jesus, I ask you to come into my life. I want to turn from sin and living my life under my own control. Come now and live your life in me. Forgive me and cleanse me from my sins. I receive you as my Lord and my Savior. I will live for you and serve you all the days of my life. Amen."

Has the reality of what you did sunk in yet?

What really did happen when you asked Jesus to come into your life?

What's Real

"I felt like a bolt of lightening hit me. And I heard a distinct voice in my mind say, 'The slate is wiped clean.' I knew I was forgiven." -- Shannon

Forgiven!

You're starting fresh!

The first thing God did when you made Jesus Christ your Savior was wipe the slate clean.

What was wiped away? Sin -- your disobedience to God which would have separated you from him forever. Everything you have ever done to offend God has been erased! Your failures have been forgiven!

How can this be? Because when Jesus died on the cross, he paid the penalty for all your sins -- past and future.

Of course, God doesn't want you to sin anymore. He has put his Holy Spirit in you to give you the desire and the ability to overcome sin. But if you should fall short, just admit to him your failure and turn away from sin. By doing this, every day can be a fresh start!

"I didn't feel the impact of my prayer until the next day. I was driving when the thought hit me, 'I now have a heavenly Father who won't ever leave me like my real father did!' God had filled a void I didn't even know was there." -- Mark

God's Child

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