Most people who call themselves Christians DO NOT KNOW JESUS. They have never found Jesus Christ, they only have religion. Jesus Christ IS the way and the truth and the life and He IS ALIVE, He IS God and He guides every soul that KNOWS Him and follows Him. His sheep LISTEN to His VOICE and they follow Him. They OBEY Him. They do not practice RELIGION. They have a REAL relationship with the LIVING GOD because they KNOW JESUS CHRIST.
You cannot follow Jesus if you have not met Him, if you do not KNOW Him. You cannot be saved from damnation and be a child of God by just believing and following a number of steps, becoming religious, becoming part of a church. You have to KNOW Jesus Christ.
You get to know Jesus when you fall on your knees before Him and you cry out to Him UNTIL you get through, until you BREAK THROUGH, you REPENT of your sin, you plead Him forgiveness with a broken heart, with SORROW over your sins and a firm commitment NOT TO GO BACK TO SIN, not to go back to following your own lusts, BUT to follow and obey Jesus Christ, the King of kings, to BE HOLY and RIGHTEOUS and to live in His presence, to be a CHILD OF GOD. You CRY OUT TO HIM UNTIL YOU KNOW that you have been made NEW INSIDE. Cry out until you KNOW that you have met Jesus and then FOLLOW Him.
Stop sinning, be holy, be righteous, be baptized in water for the washing off of your sins, be FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit and to guide you by His Spirit. OBEY His Spirit speaking inside of you every day. Seek His presence. Seek the approval of Jesus every moment. His sheep KNOW His VOICE and they LISTEN to Him. If you do not know Him, you don't know His voice and you do not follow Him then you have not found Him yet.
Have you found Jesus? Get on your knees NOW and seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him. Stay WITH HIM until the end of your life and you will have ETERNAL LIFE because Jesus IS LIFE. Have you found Jesus?
May Jesus bless you.