Disciples

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  – Matthew 28:19-20

I have gotten to do a lot of cool things in ministry.  I’ve blasted my guitar in praise and worship, led worship with my acoustic, preached on the street, pastored a church, and even had a couple of these WMD’s go into other countries to be read to congregations.  Even right now, I get to do these outside services where everyone who attends wants to be there, there is absolutely no sense of “it is my duty to go to church, now let me criticize and critique everything that is going on.”  All these things are nice, and I’d never want to take them for granted, but there is nothing like making a disciple.

Lately, I’ve been meeting with a couple of guys.  We knew of each other before, but now we share the hardest details of our lives with each other, read the Bible, discuss it, and pray together.  I’ve seen the Holy Spirit just get ignited in these guys.  They get so excited about verses that I remember being excited about years ago.  As they grow spiritually, I feel like I’m growing for the first time along with them.  

There is a woman I’ve been praying with and encouraging in the Lord.  She is growing so fast.  She gets so excited when her devotional says something that pertains to her situation and can’t wait to show me.  A couple of Sundays ago, I baptized her at the park.  When she went under that water, it was like I went with her.  She came up so full of the Spirit . . . so was I.  In my mind, I was rising out of the water at Salem Baptist Church’s baptismal pool at the same time . . . even though that happened three decades ago.  I remember hearing in my head, “This is my son, in whom I’m well pleased.”  I remember thinking, “I haven’t done a thing, and God is pleased with me.”  

I’m saying this because I want you readers to experience the same thing.  Here is what I am asking you guys to do.  Find someone who seems to be struggling with life, and ask them if it would be okay if you could do three things with them:

  1. Get together/call and talk about each other’s struggles
  2. Read and talk about the Bible
  3. Pray together and ask God to move

You might be tempted to think you are doing it all for them.  You might be tempted to think you could never lead such a thing, but the truth is . . . you will grow together!  The truth is that God will give you everything you need for good success. 

Lord, I thank You so much for the people you are letting me lead towards You.  I pray for them right now.  Make them better disciples than I could ever dream of being.  Make them disciples who go and make more disciples in the future.  Help all the readers today to pray and ask You to send them the right people to lead.  I don’t want to die and stand before You without having made a disciple.  Help us to do the Great Commission.  Ignite a revival that sweeps across this nation like never before.  Oh, how we need You, Lord!  Amen!

About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am just a nobody from Salem, South Carolina. I have been a math teacher now for 23 years. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 10 years now. Thanks for stopping by.
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