“A disciple is an apprentice of Jesus” - Dallas Willard
When Jesus called the 'disciples' to come and follow him, they were not yet disciples. They were ordinary citizens of a different kingdom. They probably had a longing in their heart for something more - for something deeper, but they may have thought they were not good enough to follow a Rabbi. However, in the moment when Jesus turned tradition on it's head and called them to be his disciples, the 12 agreed to become life-long apprentices of God.
Our decision to believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour is the first part of this journey and, dare I say it, the easiest part. What follows after this, is a commitment to intentionally walk the 'Jesus Way' day after day.
So, how are things going for you as a disciple? What have you learnt today about following the Son of God?
Living in Grace
· Matthew 4:19 - “Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!” (NLT)