New life in Jesus Christ produces these beginning changes...

A desire to know the Bible. “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation...” I Peter 2:2

A desire to obey Jesus Christ. “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” John 14:15

Distress over sin. We can no longer enjoy sinning. “‘The Lord knows those who are his,’ and, ‘Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.’”  II Timothy 2:19

Concern for the lost  - those who have not yet repented and do not know God personally. “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  II Peter 3:9