Discipleship. It’s a word that’s heard a lot in the Christian community and Christian culture. With Margret’s Voice is the very heart of our ministry. There are many books written on this one word, many formulas and how-to’s given as to how to accomplish it. Each person has their own theory on how discipleship should happen, could happen, would happen.
But, what exactly is the key to discipleship? The old saying goes, “The proof is in the puddin’.” And the puddin’ to discipleship, the key, that is. . . is relationships.
Relationships, for some that comes easy; for others, not so much. God has built and designed all of us differently, that is why we are the Body, and that is why we need one another.
If relationships are the key to discipleship, then how do relationships happen? Relationships start and end with love, the love of Jesus and the love of others.
How can you really form relationships with a people separated by an entire ocean, separated by 7000 plus miles? Can this really be done?
Slowly, but surely, through much prayer and much love. . . relationships do happen. Then discipleship can occur.
Relationships happen through:
Through giving them a little piece of your home country. And what says America more than an Oreo?
Trying to learn to be like them and laughing with them as they laugh at you.
It was this night here that I realized relationships in Jesus were being formed in a solid way. As we all ate together at this table how our conversations just flowed as if we did this every night together.
We want to win souls for Jesus. We want people to walk in the grace and truth of the LORD Jesus. It all starts with relationships; first our personal relationship with the LORD Jesus, and from that should spring forth our relationship with these precious people.