The Holy Bible is the only support you will need for your walk with GOD. That, and a couple of brothers and sisters (true believers) you will meet along your journey to help support you and encourage you. You will also need the DETERMINATION AND DRIVE to create a Daily Working Relationship with God. That's all it takes to acquire more than you can ever imagine and a never ending adventure full of purpose, love, joy and happiness. There is no downside and no one can ever take it away from you, ever! BUT this can only be the case IF you learn the Truth for yourself from the Holy Spirit of GOD Himself!
You have to truly want it! Discovering the person you were created to be, is an indescribably awesome adventure that should be a part of everyone's life! You must realize that the world has programmed you to be who you are today. The kind of person you were created to be is very well outlined and detailed in the instruction book of life-"The Bible." You must learn these ways and follow them as much as you can, writing down your daily routine, setting reminders and alarms, if need be, until these traits start to become habit, reflex and natural desires from within you. This reprogramming will include plenty of prayer so you will also have God's help along the way, and there just isn't any better help than that.
But remember, also align yourself with true believers. True believers are so much more than church goers, door knockers and scripture reciters. They live a life based more on who they are, what they do and how they help others. True believers live to serve God because they love Him. They love Him because He first loved us! If you truly want it over and above everything else, then you will truly achieve it! And when you do? That's when life becomes FABULOUS!
Look, I'm nobody. I was educated by the Holy Spirit, years of Bible study classes and a couple of CHOICE Godly Mentors, using a lot of prayer and a KJV Study Bible. I'm NOT an ordained pastor, priest or educated by any worldly seminary. I'm a graduate of the school of hard knocks and my Professor was the Holy Spirit!
I was a spoiled juvenile delinquent with a chip on my shoulder, suffering from a major case of self pity-itis. I joined the Navy in lieu of going to jail. Undesirably discharged voluntarily, tech educated oilfield engineer, 4 time divorcee, felon, failed single dad that was raised going to church believing in God but finally, after constantly losing and banging my head against the wall for 26 years decided to find out for myself, without the interference of worldly trained seminary pastors, TV preachers or uneducated opinionated, adult adolescent peers! It took me 18 more years after that but I finally connected. Praying to God for His Holy Spirit to help me and giving my genuine heart to God at age 44, pleading with Him to tell me the truth, praying for wisdom, knowledge and understanding and starting a daily working relationship with Him, like we were inseparable twins. He has taught me, corrected me, led me, protected me, blessed me and most of all loved me everyday since. In fact He's always been there and loved me but I had become so much a part of this world and willingly jumped into an abyss of sin, that I had blocked myself from hearing Him, Feeling Him, Seeing Him or Knowing that He even existed any more. That's what the world and the things in it does to a person. Now? I want for nothing. I want nothing from anyone for what I can share with you. God's Truth is Free. I don't have to wait until my body dies for my eternal life with Him to begin. It began 18 years ago when I found Him. How much longer will you wait?
Here are a few suggestions that will help you begin on a positive path. START A DAILY WORKING
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD! 1.) Put God 1st in ALL you do.
2.) Talk to GOD like He is your best friend because He is!
3.) Tithe your time with God (Each day is a gift from God. 10% of 24 hrs/day means you should spend at least 2 hrs 24 min/day with GOD in prayer, giving thanks, reading to Him and Bible study. It all counts towards your tithe!)
4.) Pray Morning, Noon and Night (Set the alarm on your cellphone to remind you) Pray that His Holy Spirit will interpret His Word to you. And also pray for Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding.
5.) Prayer is a lot more than just asking for things. Prayer is Confess and Repent, Adoration and Praise, Counting your Blessings and Giving Thanks and then pray for your loved ones to find Him AND that His Will be done, before you ask for things from Him. GOD already knows your needs and wants.
6.) Learn to Wait on GOD and Trust in GOD. GOD will give you the opportunities to do so. Watch & Listen.
7.) This life is all about how you handle things so be sure to ask yourself, before you act, "What Would Jesus Do?"
8.) God's Word, The Bible, is a set of instructions and knowledge how to get through this life the best way possible, so if you're gonna play this game, It's a good thing to know the rules! Start your days, Fill your days and End your days, reading and knowing scripture.
THESE ARE GREAT TIPS TO ABIDE BY!
The 2 hrs 24 min/day you spend with GOD will be the best investment you can ever make! (This includes prayers on the way to work, on break, in the bathroom, break room etc. So start training yourself to keep God with you in your mind, ALWAYS!)