Lent 2019 – Discipleship Is Not Easy

Monday, April 8, 2019

“When he was alone, those who were around him along with the twelve asked him about the parables.” ~Mark 4:10

*Photo courtesy of: http://www.davidlose.net

Hello and Good Morning! I just loved this picture, it is exactly how I sometimes feel when reading things in the Bible. Trying to make sense of the text and how to apply it to my life. In many ways it’s comforting to know that even the disciples who spent time with Jesus during his ministry also had questions. For me, the key is to never give up the search for truth and just as important, do not stop moving forward because of a lack of knowledge. Keep the faith and move forward because the time of the Lord is now. Our author, Juan Huertas reminds us that it’s important to share “OUR” stories of along with the biblical stories. The Bible is filled with “God Moments” what about the “God Moments” in your life(?). We need to be telling our faith stories along with biblical faith stories, this will bring realism to those you are sharing with. As I mentioned a few days ago, actions are bigger than all our words. People, right or wrong, tend to believe what they can see, smell, touch, taste and hear. If I say that I believe cursing and cussing is wrong and tell others not to do it yet I continue using such language what message am I really presenting? [It’s okay to cuss and curse, it’s ok to lie, do as I say not as I do] none of these acceptable. Remember, we are representatives of Jesus Christ, we are witnessing for His Kingdom to come. We are His Ambassadors.

Discipleship is not easy, the hard work and labor is so worth it. Nothing will ever compare to the joys of spending eternity with our Creator, Savior of the World, Our Redeemer…Amen!

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” ~2 Corinthians 5:17

Breath Prayer: Help me tell…your story, Lord.

~Peace~

References:

https://www.biblegateway.com/

http://www.davidlose.net/2012/05/mark-4-10-12/

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