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EDGS - What's Your Next Step?

EDGS - What's Your Next Step?

What is EDGS? Have you ever heard someone talk about their "faith journey" or how they are "growing spiritually"? Ever wondered what that means? It means that a Jesus follower is continually taking steps towards God, in order to know Him better. It’s that simple!

 

 

Step 1: Evaluate where you are at right now

 

When getting ready to go on a journey, you need to know your current position – or how will you know how to reach your destination!? Which person describes you the best?

EXPLORING

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I am exploring. I believe in God but I am not sure about Jesus. I am exploring what it means to know God, and to follow Jesus.

 

DISCOVERING

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I am discovering. I have become a Jesus follower and am discovering what a life devoted to Him is all about. I still have lots of questions!

 

GROWING

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I am growing. I am learning to depend on Jesus for daily guidance. I have a good understanding of what it means to follow Jesus.

 

SURRENDERING

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I am surrendering. I am increasingly relying on Jesus for everything and am giving over the leadership of my life to Him daily. My faith impacts every area of my life.

 

 

Step 2: Embrace the Power of the Holy Spirit

 

Once you have determined where you are in the journey, it’s important to take your Next Step in following Jesus. How do you do this?

Philippians 3:20 says, “You can do what pleases God because His spirit gives you power. He is your life and strength. That is why you must not ignore Him or try to live the Christian life without depending on Him.”

This means you can’t do it on your own by just trying harder or doing more stuff. You must rely on the Holy Spirit, asking him to change and transform you! Spend some time in prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal where you need to change, for the strength and courage to move forward and take the next step.

Jesus, I want to thank you for sending me the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit. I ask you now to fill me with the Spirit to transform my life and empower me to live as you would have me live. Holy Spirit, I receive you now by faith and I submit to your direction in all areas. Amen

 

 

Step 3: Engage Your Mind, Heart, Hands and Feet

 

Now it’s time to take a practical and achievable Next Step in following Jesus. There are three areas we must engage to grow spiritually. Your mind, your heart, and your hands and feet. Below are examples of what you may find as Next Steps within these areas:

 

Engage Your Mind

  • READ God’s word daily & spiritually meaningful books
  • LISTEN to sermon podcasts
  • TAKE A CLASS like Hearing God, Set Free, or Foundations at RockPointe Church

 

Engage Your Heart

  • PRAY daily to seek guidance
  • REFLECT on Scripture
  • CONFESS sin to God
  • JOURNAL your thoughts and prayers

 

Engage Your Hands and Feet

  • CONNECT with others by attending church services regularly
  • BECOME part of a small group and develop spiritual friendships
  • SERVE those in need both inside and outside the church
  • REACH out to others with the Good News about Jesus

 

Now that you have learned which person you are, embraced the Holy Spirit, and know what the Next Steps look like...

 

Decide on YOUR next step!

Read more in the "Next Steps" section on our site, that corresponds with which person you are (Exploring, Discovering, Growing or Surrendering) and start deepening your relationship with Jesus. It’s an awesome adventure!

Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.
1 Timothy 4:8

Make a plan, and do it!

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