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Take Your Next Step

Whether we’ve been following Jesus for a day, a year or a lifetime, we always have an opportunity to grow closer to Him. God is calling each of us to take a step of faith. Sometimes our next step is easily attainable. Other times the task seems overwhelming. Regardless, we must follow through to live the fullness of the life God has planned for us.

In Exodus 8, Egypt is plagued with frogs. They are all over the land and water. They even take over people’s houses. Pharaoh asks Moses and Aaron to pray to the Lord to take the frogs away. When Moses asks Pharaoh when he would like him to pray, Pharaoh says, “Tomorrow.” Now, that is crazy! Why would Pharaoh want to wait to get rid of the frogs? Our lives are often like that. When we know our next step is going to be hard, we procrastinate because we don’t feel like putting in the necessary work to deal with the mess. Why would we want to live with the frogs in our lives for one more night when we can take steps today to get rid of them?

In Acts 8, Philip is given the opportunity to share the gospel with an Ethiopian eunuch. They traveled for a short time together talking and the Ethiopian accepted Christ as his savior. Almost immediately they come to some water and the Ethiopian says, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” The Ethiopian, having just been saved, knew his next step and did not hesitate to take it.

There are blessings to be gained as we take our next steps and grow closer to God. Why hesitate when we can respond with confidence and faith like the Ethiopian?

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