Beyond the Weekend

September 15 | Next Move

September 15, 2023


The LORD said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. 1 Kings 19:15-16

Read: 1 Kings 19:15-19
Listen: 1 Kings 19


Elijah was ready to give up and call it quits. He even requested that God take his life. Yet, God does not let Elijah give up. In fact, God strengthens Elijah with food and rest and then commissions Elijah with his next task. Elijah’s encounter with God reminds us that God is always working in the details, even when we are deeply discouraged by our circumstances.

As long as we have a pulse, we have a purpose. God is not done with us yet. Even when times are hard and life feels overwhelming, we must remember that the story is not over and that God is not done with us (or others) yet. You may face a health crisis, financial setback, spiritual confusion, or relational tension. Just remember—IT IS NOT OVER. God is still working and always has something for us to do. If we have breath, there is always a next move.


Consider the next step God would have you take in your relationship with him. Some next steps come before others. Prayerfully consider a list of next steps for growing here at Ada Bible at These are not the only next steps, but they provide a helpful and significant list for aiding your spiritual growth. Identify one next step to take in your walk with God, and then prayerfully commit to action.


Join us all of 2023 developing a different spiritual practice each month. SPIRITUAL PRACTICES are intentional regular activities to deepen our relationship with God and mold us to be more like Jesus.

September is COMMUNITY. Keep track of our spiritual practices at

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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