If you have been a Christian for any amount of time, you know that there is much more to it than just praying the prayer of salvation. To truly be who God expects you to be, you must cross into discipleship.
Jesus said to his disciples in Matthew 16:24, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." The authentic Christian life is boiled down to these words. We must deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Galatians 5:24 tells us, "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." Translation: If we want to be disciples, then we must be so devoted to Christ, that we put Him first in and above all things.
So, this leads us to a glaringly obvious fact: Being a disciple is HARD. God gives us the grace and the power to do so, but as long as we are living on this earth, in this "flesh," we are going to have to fight to be a truly devoted disciple.
That's where this blog comes in. Being a devoted disciple is a journey and it is a mission. As we embark on this journey together to fulfill this mission, this blog will provide biblical truths, inspiration, encouragement, support, conviction, and valuable resources and information to make this journey less painful and more joyful.
We have been blessed not only with salvation, but with relationship. Our adoption is complete and we are now co-heirs with Christ. Nothing we have done or could ever do could secure the place we now have in God through Christ Jesus. We have given our lives over to an incredible, powerful, awesome and holy God. Let us rejoice as we strive to be his most devoted disciples!