Congratulations on making the best decision that you could ever make in your entire life.
Romans 10: 9-10
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
Salvation is not based on one’s ability to get themselves together or earn righteousness. It is a gift from God through his grace and mercy. It is unearned. All you have to do, as you did on today is believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and confess this belief with your mouth.
In II Corinthians 5:17, the bible states that if anyone is in Christ he or she is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold all things become anew. Your spirit has been born again, your seat of reasoning and conscience. Your will, desires and convictions are now empowered By God’s spirit to help you conform to the image of Christ. God has forgiven you for your sins and given you a brand new start.
This does not mean that all of your trials, problems or temptations are going to end. You are still human. This is why it is very important from this day forward that you have spiritual maintenance because although your spirit is born again your mind is not. The gift of salvation is instantaneous once you pray Romans 10:9-10. However, living out and walking in salvation is a daily process. Therefore there are three key things you must do to reprogram, train and discipline your mind for having and maintaining a relationship with God.