The Next Step, Pastor Randy Reed, July 22, 2012

2 Chr. 8:16, Ps. 37:23-24
– no matter your past, there’s alwyas a next step- every race has a next step, each athlete took steps just to gewt to the olympics.
Ezekial 47: 1-9 (MSG) – wherever you are in your walk with God, there is always a next step
– observations:
1. ankle deep – not a huge commitment, starts shallow, purposes aren’t even revealed until you move deeper
2. knee deep – transitional phase, start making a total commitment
3. waist deep – volunteer, faithful tigher
  – Acts 16:1-3 – Timothy getting circumsized is a commitment – no turning back
  – John 3:30 – we decrease, God increases
4. total immersion in God – where you’re trusting AGod to take you where He wants you to go
4 steps:
Salvation (2 Tim. 3:14-15)
Trust (Prov. 3:5)
Expectation (Matt. 24:34) raise your level of expe3ctation, expect your destiny to be fulfilled
Pursue (Matt. 6:33, Ps. 55:16-17)
– don’t let your past paralyze your present and don’t let your present dictate your future
– stop hiding behind someon else’s salvation