Discipleship doesn’t make us giddy, does it? Rather it is something we see as boring or tiresome, something we are not too keen on doing. It reminds us of kitchen privilege or chores we’d rather not be doing. But discipleship is not a chore, it’s an invitation to get to know our Maker better. Discipleship is an invitation for more. It’s a start of the lifelong process of becoming like Jesus. How come it’s not a chore then, making yourself better, more pleasing to God? Because it’s not your chore, you are not making anything out of yourself, God is. So relax. Breath in some glorious grace.
For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure. (Phil.2:13, AMP)
Discipleship is an invitation for more
Because grace at work in us is what discipleship is all about. Our job is to cling to Jesus, abide in him and allow the work of the Holy Spirit in and through us. God takes care of the rest. We grow in grace when we abide in Jesus, it’s as simple as that. So let us enjoy God’s grace. The more we enjoy Jesus, the more we grow in grace. You see, discipleship is brilliantly designed in heaven for our benefit. As I said in the previous post: faith is receiving from start to finish.
Faith and discipleship are the vessels God uses to bring us from where we are to where God wants us to be. It might feel like we’d never get where God wants us to be. And that could very well be so if it was upon us to get there. But it is not. It is upon Christ. Hence we are safe and secure. So we will eventually get there. Meanwhile, we are called to spend time with Jesus, bask in God’s grace, and share it with others. Discipleship is an invitation for more. More of Jesus, more of grace, more of assurance, more of peace, more of joy. Yes, please.
How come you are so good to us?
We assume discipleship to be a chore,
you make it an open invitation for more.
You invite us closer and closer to you
because you want us to know you intimately.
Thank you for always wooing us,
wanting us to have more of you.
We say yes.
Give us more of you.
Show us how we can become more like you.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How do you see discipleship? Is it more like a chore or is it a way of getting to know God? It does make a difference, does it?
Be blessed my fellow pilgrim as you embrace discipleship as means of getting to know God more intimately!