What Next?

What is the date? February 7, right? Well as usual, time has flown by and now I’m in a bit of a jam. So I’m hoping you, my readers will be able to help.


DSC02392mYou see, I lead two groups of ladies in Bible study. One group will be finishing up our current study in three weeks. I have no idea what we’re going to study next, but this Wednesday evening I need to have some options for them.


The other group of ladies will probably be in a different group next fall, but the leadership team is asking us to give them our Bible study options for the fall within the next three weeks.


So you see, I need some Bible study ideas! So tell me, what have you studied recently that has made an impact upon your life?


I am not the first person to say “what next?” There are plenty of biblical characters who asked God that question.


As Noah, his family and a brood of animals floated upon the waters of the flood, I’m sure they asked one another and God on several occasions, “What next?”


I’m sure as Elijah waited on the Lord to show up, he asked “What next?” After the great and powerful wind, the earthquake and the fire, Elijah was thrilled to hear God’s whisper.


King David most probably asked God the question. After Goliath, after being anointed as king, after the death of his son, after repentance. “What next?”


All of Israel waited patiently after the last words of the Old Testament were spoken. For 400 years they asked, “What next?”


John the Baptizer proclaimed what God had in mind, but still the people asked “What next?”


Jesus shared God’s message with Israel and some asked “What next?”


After Jesus’ death, His believers, His true followers asked, “What next?”


On the day of Pentecost, Peter was asked by the crowd, “What next?”


And I believe all of humanity asked “What next?” in waiting for the Gentiles to hear the Gospel.


The answer to all of the questions is the same. God. He is what’s next.


Maybe you’re asking the same question. “What’s next?”


If you are an unbeliever, then your next step is to accept Jesus as your Savior.


If you are a believer, then your next step will always take you deeper into God’s Word, deeper in your faith, deeper in your relationship with God, deeper in your desire to follow Him and do as He asks. There will always be a “What’s next.” It’s what keeps us growing.


And here’s the thing. I also believe God is asking us the same question. “What’s next?” “Where are you willing to go with Me?” “What are you willing to do with Me?” “Who are you willing to love with Me?” “When?”


Yes, we need to continue to ask ourselves “What’s next?” And when God shares His plan, be prepared to answer.


What’s next?


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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