Once you have accepted Christ as your Savior and begin to engage in regular prayer, Bible reading and get plugged into the Apostolic Family, it is important develop a deeper, personal relationship with Christ. According to 2 Peter 1:3-8, believers should, "Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love."
The Bible says that we are to “to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4: 1-3). God wants us to grow in our “knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).
The Apostle Paul wrote this about his spiritual growth: “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me” (1 Corinthians 13:11).
Strengthen your faith, and gain knowledge of who God is and who He says you are by attending any weekend or midweek service, or by joining any of our many compass Bible study groups. These groups are designed to meet you where you are in life. Whether single, married or just starting out in your Christian walk, a group that best serves your needs is available before or after every weekend service.
It is important to spend time in prayer every day. Just as you can not grow without eating food each day, so your spirit must be fed in order for growth to occur in our walk with the Lord. The good news is that as children of God we have access to His presence any time we need it. You actually have the right to come before God and to share with Him your intimate thoughts, desires and fears. Prayer is simply talking to your heavenly Father.
2) Bible Reading
The Bible is the main way God has chosen to tell us about Himself. Learning what God says in the Bible is a very important part of your new life. As you read His Word, ask God to show you how various passages apply to your life.
A good place to start your study is in the Gospel of John in the New Testament. Find an easy-to-read, modern translation like the New Living Translation (The Book), the New American Standard Bible, or the New King James Version Bible.
When you gave your life to Jesus Christ, you became a vital part of God's family, the Church. As you get involved in the church you will receive strength and encouragement from other believers. But you will also give something vital of yourself back to others. This is one reason why getting Connected with the Apostolic Church of God 7th Day is so important -- and why the Bible says not to neglect meeting together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25).