“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” Eph. 1:18. If you are truly looking to follow Jesus and serve God, God will manifest Himself to you through 1. opening your understanding of the Bible, 2. answering your prayers, 3. providentially directing your experiences, and 4. deepening your longing to walk with Him.
First, you will begin to understand deep Bible truths more clearly. People cannot comprehend God’s word because these doctrines are foolishness to the natural man. “The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction!…the world would never know him through human wisdom…” 1 Cor. 1:18, 21. Only God can open your eyes to spiritual truths.
You will find your prayers are being answered. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” The answers may not be when and what you expect, but you will know when you receive an answer. And you will feel His tender care.
You will find doors opening and closing which will help you to choose the right path. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” Psa. 37:31. Righteous opportunities will unfold in your life. Doors to poor choices will shut. God will use His Word (the Bible) and other Christians to help you comprehend His loving and wonderful leadings in your life.
Finally, you will experience a deep yearning to walk to God. Those worldly pleasures you once enjoyed will lose their appeal. When you participate in fleshly activities, you will feel a longing for the righteous, the holy, the pure. And when you hear God’s word and have holy fellowship, you will feel uplifted and satisfied. “Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” James 4:8.
Then you will need to decide if you want to commit your life to God or not. If you choose to commit to God, you must commit fully. Your walk will be very challenging but very, very rewarding. Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.” (Matt. 16:24) A Christian’s walk is one of self-sacrifice. But if you faithfully commit yourself to prayer, study, and service to others, you will find truth and be transformed into Christlikeness. Ephesians 4:1-3 tells us that we must “…walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Additionally, God will help you every step of the way with His Holy Spirit. John tells us in John 14:16, “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another helper, that He may be with you forever.” And in Hebrews 13:6, “So we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What shall man do unto me?’”