Step Three–Read Up!
Now that you’re talking to Jesus, it’s time to have Him talk to you–through his word–the Bible.
He said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
As a new believer, you cannot survive without the bread of life, God’s word. You will starve spiritually and your growth will be stunted. You need nourishment to grow just like a baby needs his bottle.
Peter, Jesus’ disciple said “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.”
If a relationship is going to thrive, there must be communication in both directions. So it is with your new walk with Jesus. You talk to God, in prayer–about your hurts, your joys, your needs, your desires, your complaints–everything’s on the table with God–there is nothing you can’t talk to him about that he doesn’t already know. But Jesus needs you to listen to him as well.
Hebrews 1:1 reads, “God, who at various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son”.
Many suggest that your start with the Book of John, but wherever you start, remember you need “daily” bread, not “occasional” bread. There are many study plans that help you structure a daily Bible study regimen. Reading through the entire Bible in a year is not difficult. Here is one website that has multiple Bible Study plans.