To be saved, you must first admit that you are a sinner and need Christ in your life. People often get hung up here. They feel they're already good enough and don't really need God. After all, "salvation is just for the down-and-outers." However, the Bible lets us know that . . .
all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).
all must be born again (John 3:3).
The next step involves talking to God in prayer. Fancy words aren't needed, just a humble and contrite heart. Simply confess your sins and ask forgiveness, along with asking Christ to come and live in your heart. This involves more than just turning over a new leaf or trying to do better. You must be willing to turn your back on sin and let Christ take control of your life.
Once you meet these conditions, God not only forgives your sins and erases your past, He fills you with power so you never have to sin again. You can now live a holy life! The Bible refers to this experience as the "new birth," denoting the change that takes place once we are saved and filled with God's Spirit. The old, sinful ways end, and a new, holy life of righteous living begins.
Once you are saved, you'll want to connect yourself with a place to worship as soon as possible, as this will account for part of the "spiritual food" you'll need to "grow in grace." In addition, there are certain personal habits you'll want to develop that will help you as you live a Christian life.
MAINTAINING MY SALVATION
WHERE DO I WORSHIP?