Where Do We Go From Here?

July 9I have had many people ask me through the years, where do we go from here? They were talking about First Baptist Church, of course.

I’ve always appreciated those people who want to know, “What’s next?” and “How do we get there?”

Those questions have preceded some wonderful ministries at FBC, ministries such as “Yes, We Can” (our special needs ministry), Celebrate Recovery, Upward Sports, and our international mission ministries.

It’s good to ask where we are going. Over the next few weeks, I will share with you some of the areas I believe God wants us to pray about. Good ministries and good ideas are not “thought out,” they are “prayed through”.

Would you join with me in praying over “Where we go from here?”

Remember, God has much better ideas than you or I do. God spoke through Isaiah to say that ” ‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts’ ” (Isaiah 55:8-9).

Before we can decide where we go from here, we have to wait on the Lord and seek His guidance.

In our church and in our personal lives, we need to seek the Lord and wait on His leadership, knowing that “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11).

Do what God wants, and you will get success.

Let us be that church and those people.

If you would like to receive a look at the local church where I minister, you can get a good glimpse every Saturday as I write my Lagniappe column for First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. It is my way of keeping our folks in the loop and encouraging to ask, “What’s next?”


 

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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