Thursday, April 03, 2008

4 Keys to Becoming a Strong Disciple

Dear Bros and Sis,

I pray each of you will grow into strong and mature disciples of Jesus Christ by keeping these 4 key Biblical principles below active in your life. This is what the early Christians committed to in the New Testament and the Church grew in power and their lives changed the world. We must also commit to the below. I have done the four following things in my life since I was born again 10 years ago, and by practicing these four keys I have become a stronger and stronger disciple of Jesus Christ.

Note, the main key as my friend Steve pointed out to me is that these four keys can not be fulfilled by our own power or commitment, it is only as we daily are reminded of the forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ that overcomes all our sin and shame, that we can grow in our love for Him and do His will. We love Him because He first loved us. As we meditate upon the fact that Jesus enjoys us in our weakness, brokenness and failures, we will become more and more confident in His love. The revelation of His passion for us, releases within us a passion in our hearts for Him. He who has been forgiven much, loves much. Let all our commitment and devotion to Jesus be centered upon the finish work He has accomplished for us on the Cross!

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"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42

1. Pray Continually

Talk to God and let God talk to you. Everyday, every moment, pray continually. Find a specific time daily to be quite and pray with the Holy Spirit. Then talk to the Holy Spirit and listen to His voice throughout the day.

2. Love & Live the Word of God

Be committed to studying God's word like your life depended on it. Without it, we cannot know God's will. All success goes back to how obedient we are to knowing and doing God's will found in His Scriptures. Love the Word and Do it!

3. Share Christ w/ Someone Daily

Everyday, ask God to give you the opportunity to share the Gospel with someone. Look for open doors to share the Gospel with everyone you meet.

4. Fellowship with other Believers

You must be committed to a local church. People are like elevators they either take you up or take you down. You must be consistently in fellowship with other disciples of Christ in order to be held accountable, to be encouraged and to grow in your walk.

If you practice these 4 keys daily and continually in your life, I guarantee you that you will grow into a strong disciple of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, we must all be surrendered to His Lordship and follow Him at whatever the cost. Amen.

A prayer a friend sent me recently, let it challenge and inspire you to pursue Christ with your all.

The Wesleyan Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for you or laid aside for you,
exalted for you or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You are mine, and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.
Amen.

2 Comments:

At 4/09/2008 10:02:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear ps. jaeson...

thanks for your blog...

i have problem in being in a church..
somehow i want to give up going to church....

going church is to have relationship with others sister and brothers in christ...

but i have problem in mixing well with people...
and have communication problem...
i always alone in the church...

feel quite alone...
i wander where is the joy...
i didnt really know the joy that
we have as a children of god

i want to be joyful..

cuz...
i always have a sad face(my friend said)

how jaeson....
how to have a breakthrough...
i once heard you said...
u are no good...
but somehow you change
and excell in your study...

can you teach me...

and ya...
last week...i have a dream...
i saw many young adult...crying...
like praying to god...crying to god
they seem to be in a hall...

and i saw 2 malays inside there also....also crying to god...
the dream like a screen rooling from ringht to left...
then got 1 red arrow in the center...

this dream seem so similar to what u have written in your book 'blue print'

i didnt really know the meaning of this dream....

so strange...

 
At 4/17/2008 03:21:00 AM , Blogger Lai Pei said...

Well, many of us knew the fact that we as a Christian must spread Gospel every day in our lives but people around us show rejection to Gospel as we spread for the sake of Gospel and not for the sake of love.

God is love therefore we need to spread the love not the Gospel.

No one rejects love. When there is love, Gospel will comes in naturally.

People around us will eagerly wanted to know who is behind this love that is in us.

Let's live out the love of Jesus. We can make a difference.

 

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