In the Church world we use the word “discipleship” a lot but we do not always do a good job of defining it. It’s root word, ‘disciple’ means “student or follower.” So discipleship is the practice of following or being a student of Jesus.
We talk about faith as a thing we do. A compartment of our lives like our jobs, our families, our friend groups, our hobbies. It is a part of who we are; one aspect of the whole. But we have it wrong.
Now is a time to not continue the arguments to win the debate. We must come together as a community to reach out to those who are hurting. We need to show up & serve.
Living faith in the 168 hours of the week has its ups and downs. There are hours where you kind of go, “Huh?” And other hours where you go “God, that was incredible!” Faith is not picture perfect 100% of the time. It gets a little crazy from time to time.
esus came to save Israel and the whole world through His life, death & resurrection. His saving is not from political powers. It is a saving that restores the perfect union humanity had in the Garden of Eden with God before Adam & Eve rebelled. It is by Him we are saved.
There is a red thread running through your life placed there by God. Stitch by stitch God’s Plan is being shown to you.
See we cannot save ourselves. Nothing we do will repair the relationship. No matter how hard we work it won’t be ‘enough’. We need a Savior. We need Jesus.
Sometimes fear tries to place itself in the driver’s seat telling us where to go. God plants the seeds of boldness & courage inside of each of us. You have bold courage in you right now.
Storms in life arise unexpectedly. Loss of job. Family/friendship difficulties. Illness diagnosis. Financial problems. Loss of a dream.
It feels as though peace has packed its bags to go on a long vacation far away from where we are. The feeling of being overwhelmed has taken up residence in its place. What can one do in that case?
Being a follower of Jesus Christ has its joys & has its lows. Through the joyous days & the difficult ones we remain resolved in our faiths. We remember that we are not alone.