Making disciples is neither easy nor painless. Yes, it has its ups – and they are glorious and invigorating and exciting – but there are also deep, dark, hope-sucking valleys. These are a real components of our attempts to faithfully imitate Him. The good news? His presence, His grace are also real.
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Are you inclined to make disciples in a culturally diverse setting? Maybe it’s at home, maybe it’s at the ends of the earth, or maybe it’s on your own neighborhood or place of work, where the nations have come to. If you have this desire burning in your heart, here you have a brief description of the three components of discipleship for such an environment.
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To enjoy His Beauty by giving ourselves away is demanding, and we can grow tired of doing so, specially if we strive to also imitate His generosity. Here you have two reasons to be intentional and to press on under the demanding circumstances of cultural diversity.
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Often, as we strive to humbly follow God the Son, Jesus Christ, we find ourselves wondering if He is actually at work in us. We grow concerned about how effective is God the Holy Spirit applying the benefits of His Beauty to our hearts. This is a topic worth of concern, and here you’ll find two indicators that will clearly point you to the answer.
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How prayer has become a source of delight, as I strive to follow Him in humility, and an unexpected answer to my confessions.
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Discipleship is a constant pursuit – we will never be perfectly done on this side of glory. However, we must be alert to the changes His Beauty is bringing to our own heart, and the heart of those we are serving. Here are some of the changes He has brought to the source of my delight.
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Is the grace God has extended to us a reason to feel obligated to bless others? Do we, the Church, have a responsibility to reflect His creativity and redemption for others to see? How can we pursue our passions in a way that honors the Triune God of Scripture, blesses others and allows us to grow in humility?
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