Faith Asks What’s Next?

I rarely if ever watch television in the morning. A couple of days ago for some reason I grabbed the remote and turned on the television as I was getting dressed for work. Little did I know that God was about to give me a word about faith.

I went surfing through the channels and landed on a Rev. TD Jakes sermon. He was talking about building and how God is building things in our lives. Then he said this “Are you stuck in right now, or are you looking for what’s next?”

Those words exploded in my spirit. It is so easy to become frustrated in our current situation, or even content with it, and focus on what’s happening now. But faith asks “what is God going to do next?”

Interestingly, later that evening a pastor friend called me out of the blue. I had had him on my podcast at work a few weeks ago, and he was calling to check in and say hello. I was so excited about the “what’s next” word that was bursting inside me that I shared it with him.

He shared my excitement, but then he also added to the word. He reminded me that we also have to have faith for the “right now.” Of course I know this, but his saying that to me, combined with the message from Rev. Jakes was like putting the final touches on sewing a garment together. The word that God was stirring in me was in clear view.

My pastor friend went on to say this is why the Bible says God takes us from “faith to faith.” Regardless of our situation currently – good or bad – our position needs to be one of faith. We need to believe that God is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6).

It is vital that we believe that he loves us and cares for us, and will never leave us or forsake us. But, we also need to be looking for the “what’s next?” The Bible says that God will do exceedingly above all that we can ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20).

It is so awesome to be reminded that God is taking us from faith to faith. Having faith to believe that regardless of past situations and circumstances, regardless of our current situation, good or bad, the “what’s next” is something that we can look forward to, believing that God will do more than we can ask or imagine.

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