An encounter with Jesus should always generate the question,”What now shall I do?”
In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit descends on the believers and apostles gathered in the upper room. The public, watching the supernatural phenomenon of Pentecost, assume that the people were simply drunk. Peter addresses the crowd and corrects them, assuring them that it is a move of God, and that Jesus is, in fact, both Lord and Messiah.
Verse 37 tells us, ‘When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”‘
A declaration of truth should stop us in our tracks. It should cause us to examine ourselves, in the light of this new truth. Those discovering that Jesus was Messiah examined themselves in the light of this truth and inquired what the appropriate response was.
God is constantly dropping truth into our lives via His word. But the only way for it to change us is if we ask ‘What now shall I do?’ in the light of what I now know.
If we invite God’s truth AND His instruction on how to proceed with fresh revelation, transformation into His likeness can begin.