Great relationships are approached with a commitment to walk through life together. The most healthy and successful relationships require an on-going effort that isn't about merely "arriving" at a particular destination, but striving to continually grow, develop, and mature. The same is true about our relationship with Jesus Christ. While on earth, there isn't a time where we have "arrived," but we are encouraged to grow and mature in our faith and walk with the Lord, and we must take steps to do so.
For one person, the Next Step might be having the courage to take a first step, and become a Christ follower. The Next Step for someone else might be following Christ through baptism. The Next Step could also be something as simple as joining a Bible study or going on a mission trip. Whatever your Next Step might be…we just want to encourage you to move forward and grow in your faith!
Below are some simple choices; some possible Next Steps for you to take. We hope you will prayerfully consider your Next Step.
Philipians 3: 12-13
"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead..."