#5674 – Reclaiming Discipleship

Good morning people who take responsibility for your spiritual growth this year.

Proverbs 20:5 NIV The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.

Discipleship is not accidental. Discipleship is not casual. Discipleship is not self-help.

Discipleship is about following, learning, growing and obedience.

Discipleship is marked by submission, surrender and trust.

Discipleship is a key biblical mark of being a Christian. And yet for too many, discipleship is a foreign concept at most.

I love what I read in this scripture above, and I feel Father talking to me from a slightly different angle (He’s good at doing this).

Here’s what I see today: What is in our hearts is really important, and what we feed upon and what we draw upon is what will fill our hearts.

A true disciple will walk with people who follow God closely, and through intentional pursuit and positioning, they will draw insights out of those they walk with. I truly believe that this is on Father’s heart more this year than many people realise.

Permit me to say this clearly: You cannot mature as a disciple of Jesus to the depths that He desires if you are not drawing insights and revelation from spiritually mature people. Yes, I know that we must go to God directly, and yes, I know that the Bible is the fullness of truth. But I also know that Paul’s words – which are an echo of the heart of Jesus – are relevant for believers in the body of Christ today. Here’s what Paul said:

1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

So, who are you intentionally drawing insights out of this year as you continue to mature as a disciple of Jesus?