Accept God's free gift of salvation: Don't try to earn it. "It is by grace you are saved through faith and it is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God. Not of works so no one could boast." You get there just by accepting God's free gift. Our relationship to Christ is not restored by anything we do, but on the basis on what Jesus Christ already did for us on Calvary.
Invite Jesus Christ to come into your life and be the director or Lord of your life: No longer are we calling the shots in our lives. Jesus Christ is the manager of our lives. "To all who receive Him, He gives the right to become the children of God. All we need to do is to trust Him to save us. All those who believe this are reborn. Not a physical rebirth but from the will of God."
You can take these steps by praying a simple prayer of commitment to God. If you've never settled this issue or if you've always had doubts, "Am I really a Christian? Do I know for sure I'm going to heaven?" You can know for sure by doing what Christ has said to do, by praying this prayer and meaning it in your heart:
"Dear Jesus, Thank you for making me and loving me even when I've ignored You and gone my own way. I realize I need You in my life and I'm sorry for my sins. I ask You to forgive me. Thank You for dying on the cross for me. Please help me to understand it more. As much as I know how, I want to follow You from now on. Please come into my life and make me a new person inside. I accept Your gift of salvation. Please help me to grow as a Christian. Amen."
A Christian without a church family is an orphan: It says, "You belong in God's household with every other member of the church." God has given us at least 30 instructions in the New Testament that you can't fulfill unless you choose to be a part of a local church. The Bible says, if you're a Christian, it means you're a part of the body of Christ. What would you say if the liver said, "I think for one week I'll be a part of this body over here and the next week I'll be a part of that body over there and the week after that I'll be a part of this body over here..." Pretty soon what's going to happen is an unconnected liver weakens, shrivels up, and dies. You need to be a part of a local church family.