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Memorize the Story: “Long Stairway”

    • Once there was a long winding stairway and a young traveler looked at all the steps and becoming discouraged began to walk away.  A wise mature traveler seeing this asked “Why are you so discouraged there is a beautiful view at the end of the stairway.” “No, I cannot see beyond the first high step and with all the turns I cannot see the final destination.”

    • Older wise traveler shared “That is the joy of the journey you know each step you are closer to the destination and every day brings something new that you were not expecting.  Each day you must take the “1st Next Step” in front of you.  It will require faith and obedience.  But it is only as you take that “1st Next Step” that you are at a new level and at a new height to be able to see the next step.”


  • The young traveler with renewed enthusiasm turned again toward the stairway and began to take the “1st Next Step.”



Story: Stairway / Take a Step of Faith and Obey the “1st Next Step”

    • God will reveal your “1st Next Step” but often it is only that single step, as you trust God and take that step of faith and obey then God will reveal the new “1st Next Step.”


  • Daily ask, “Lord please show me my “1st Next Step”



The Bible says it best:

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.
You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ “
Matthew 25:21


“Train up a child in the way he should go; 
even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6



1st Next Step: Fast and Pray

Fast & Pray is always the “1st Next Step.”  

Read Isaiah 58 for the type of fast that God desires.  Fast & Pray and ask God to show you the “1st Next Step” of obedience.  As you yield to Jesus (Romans 12:1, John 15:5, Galatians 2:20) and take that “1st Next Step” of obedience God will then begin to show you your next step.

Often God only reveals one step at a time. 

Fast & Pray and ask God to show to you your “1st Next Step.”


1st Next Step Opportunities:

  • Email to become a certified GameLife 1-2-3 trainer

  • Email ask for Bible Overview in 21 Visuals

  • Search Facebook Groups for #GameLife123 “Any” Language  

  • Share with your ministry friends and missionary friends

  • Start GameLife 1-2-3 at your church or in your community

  • Lead a GameLife 1-2-3 Outreach

  • Host a GameLife 1-2-3 Camp (Email ask for FREE five-day camp).

  • Help others answer the question “What’s Your 77?

  • Add more Children’s Ministry Tools to your ministry toolbox

  • Share with friends in the large churches with lots of resources 

  • Explore Disciple Making for “taller people” (adults)