Becoming a Disciple of Jesus Christ 2018-20
I am TRYING to become a disciple of Christ, but it is not easy, believe me!
I remember a study course I was involved in called “The Reveal” and one of the excerpts was showing stepping stones in a path toward becoming closer to Jesus Christ. It seems like I am like the typical traveler two steps forward and one backward, in going or getting closer to Jesus.
Such a life! I say, it is NOT easy for sure, in accomplishing the trip, or journey, toward this destination. The old saying nothing, at times, is easy or nobody promised easy in life. True!
Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ involves allowing the way of life to take precedence over everything else in life, which is difficult to many today.
In other words, I must do more than look or just act like the one I am following! I must copy and emulate how Jesus Christ was and is, not an easy job.
I number of years ago, I partook in an affirmation of baptism at an Easter Vigil service and my friend Paul, was my sponsor at the church. After I was re-baptized, as a Christian I then made a statement to those in attendance. I declared that I was hereby submitting myself to God and surrendering myself to Jesus Christ.
As of that weekend, I did become a true follower of God and a disciple of Jesus. I am happy and glad that the one God of the Universe is a patient God. He heard me and was witness to my action then and I realize that now.
For whatever His reason was then, He let me know His power, His presence, and Activity and has allowed me to mature and nurture myself as his follower and disciple of Jesus. I THINK, I am fulfilling His wishes and what His purpose for me in my journey to become His follower and disciple of Christ.
It has taken some time and is still a work in progress. I consider myself somewhat of a poor student though, but have come to also realize He takes what He wants and uses those he desires to fill His needs in life.
For now, let me leave you with my normal ending of my discourses: I have found out and therefore know, that God is Alive, He is Active, He is Aware, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, He is present with us.
Thanks be to God,
Den Betts firstname.lastname@example.org