Be a Disciple to Make Disciples

(Begin with 1-2 minutes of silence)

Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Slowly read the above verse again, allow the words to root themselves more deeply into your heart and soul. Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Other translations read, …by the renewing of your mind.

Each translation is communicating the same principle: we are transformed by changing the way we think. 

Unfortunately, we all have unhealthy thoughts which are in need of real transformation. When it comes to being a disciple of Jesus, we may be tempted to think this Unhealthy Thought: I don’t know what it looks like to be a disciple. 

Maybe being a disciple isn’t regularly on your mind. Or maybe you just haven’t sought out an answer as to what it looks like. But thinking you don’t know what it looks like to be a disciple won’t lead to real transformation. Instead, begin to think differently about being a disciple. Remember this Healthy Thought: The primary goal of the Christian life is to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did. 


     MATTHEW 28:19-20, ACTS 1:8, ROMANS 12:2 (also read the commentary notes in your Study Bible of choice.)

QUESTION: How may God be inviting you to be with Jesus and become more like Jesus today? 

REAL LIFE PRACTICE: Are you overcommitting?Practice slowing down and living life at the pace of your soul by utilizing the One Minute Pause app at least twice daily. The app is free, and is available on iPhone and Android devices.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today I’m grateful for the reminder of just how important it is for me to focus on my own discipleship. While I don’t know what all this week may bring, I pray that I will be intentional in taking opportunities to be with Jesus, would grow in wisdom and discernment of how to become more like Jesus, and that You will continue to mold and shape me into someone who will live like Jesus. Amen. 

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