Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ is easy. All one needs to do is A-B-and-C i.e., Acknowledge that Jesus is the Only begotten Son of God, and Believe in Him and Confess our sins, for God is faithful to forgive us all our sins and cleanse us of all our unrighteousness. This is how one is saved and is the only means to Salvation. One is saved purely by grace and grace alone. However, once one is saved, then what? We are saved by grace, created as a new creation in Christ Jesus, unto good works. In other words we are saved by grace, and called to Do good works. While the saving comes from the becoming a follower of Christ, our stipend (reward) come from being a follower of Christ. To be a follower of Christ is to walk in His footsteps. Walk as He did.
Let us not forget to “do” that which God has called us to “do” once we have acknowledged and believed in the righteous one and confessed our unrighteousness. Faith without works is dead! (James 2:20)
Ephesians 2:10 (KJV)
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.