Each of us is a disciple of Christ. Our mandate is to study the Bible, learn the scriptures, apply them in our lives, and share them with others.
In short, others become disciples, followers of Christ, observing and listening to you. God lives in you and his Word convicts; you are the vessel, the bearer of the News.
Paul shared, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 NIV
Becoming a follower of Christ, a disciple is a process. It does not happen overnight. When you receive Christ as your Lord and Savior, you enter into the process. It is the beginning of your walk with Christ.
I know that as I mature as a Christian warrior, my actions and deeds become more evident, in that much of what I do is guided intuitively by the Word. When I am counseling others, it is being guided by the Word. When I look in the mirror a see a quieter, more peaceful demeanor.
The Word has become my language and communication tool. When I regress, I am immediately convicted, remorseful, and feel I have let God down because others have seen me out of sync with the Word. I repent, and may share my feelings with those around me, and move forward in the Word, continuing down my path to becoming more Christ-like. As teachers and leaders often share, all experiences are teachable moments.
Contemplate your transformation. Are you studying the Word and seeing it guide your thoughts and actions? Are you sharing your experiences with others? Are you using your experiences as teachable moments? Most importantly, are you spending time with the Lord and giving the Holy Spirit a clean residence, continually stripping away your old nature?
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Scriptures – BibleGateway.com
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