True discipleship


 

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True discipleship

We are all capable of bending and twisting the words and example of Jesus in an effort to excuse ourselves from true discipleship.  Those who support our sinful ways seem to number legion compared to those who challenge us to grow in virtue and holiness.  It takes tremendous self-honesty to assess whether we stand with Jesus and live the values of the Kingdom, or whether in our heart we dismiss him as too idealistic for our real world.

How will you control, avoiding pride?

Do we, as Paul invites us, “Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus” through prayer and sharing with people of faith, or do we allow ourselves to be guided by the more popular moral standard, everybody’s doing it.

What is your plan to turn money from your “master” to a “ministry?”

If we insist on friendships for those who mock what God considers important we might sin by becoming indifferent to God’s will.  Do your friends build up your faith, or do they tear it down?  True friends draw you closer to God.

(Psalm 1:1)”Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners.”

How will you find time to meditate as this blessed man does?

What would happen if God wanted to break into your world and get your attention this week?  What would He be competing with?  The television, the newspaper, housework, your job responsibilities or some other distraction?  It’s worth thinking about.  If the answer you give is unsettling, maybe its time to clear out some of the clutter in your life and place priority on your relationship with your Lord.  God responds to us when  we urgently relate to him.

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About georgehach

I am a retired Lay Minister, acting as a prophet for God to understand the end times that is comingg and how to prepare for it.
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One Response to True discipleship

  1. buttermilk80 says:

    My gift to my brothers on this celebrated day of God’s Birth:

    When the Lord returns it will be at the command of His Father. It is said that He will come and will not delay. That is to say, when Jesus gets the command to return to earth He will not ponder if it’s the right decision. Jesus will come immediately and with Great power.

    I wonder: Might Christmas day be one of the best times for Him to return? When those of faith in Jesus might be at their best? Isn’t it said that He will return at an hour we do not expect? Yet, what better time to come when men think they follow Him in holiness and truth. Only to find that they are working from their own strength.

    By His Grace.

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