Day 29: Next Steps
What do I do next?
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out.
Recently I heard an elderly Christian woman wistfully say, “I’m not even close to where I want to be in my prayer life.” This was not false humility. This was the heart-cry of one who yearns to know more and more of Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Paul was also in his closing years when he said, with similar passion, “I want to know Christ.” He reminds us of an athlete straining toward the finish line as he continues: “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:10, 13–14).
T. Austin-Sparks, reflecting on the vastness of Jesus in a book titled The School of Christ, said, “The effect of the Holy Spirit’s work in us is to bring us to the shore of a mighty ocean which reaches far, far beyond our range, and concerning which we feel — Oh, the depths, the fullness, of Christ! If we live as long as ever man lived, we shall still be only on the fringe of this vast fullness that Christ is.”
This study ends tomorrow. Congratulations! You’ve followed Next Steps for 30 days! I urge you to press on and keep growing, for you’ve only scratched the surface. There is so much more! And you have the capacity to receive so much more. Knowing Jesus is a lifelong pursuit!
We are running a race with heaven our goal. What about heaven are you looking forward to?