That's a big word this year in sunshine hills, 2012 is the year of discipleship.
I like to think of it as the year of intentional discipleship.
But what does intentional discipleship mean?
To me as a man I look back at my faith journey and I see key people who guided me and loved me.
In the absence of being fathered by my dad I was mentored by different men in all different stages of my life.
Where would I have been today if I didn't have strong men who came along side of me and held me accountable, or gave me sound advice, or who cared enough to look me in the eyes and tell me that I was valuable.
Jesus came to earth he came to where we were. He lived with us in our pain and in our struggles.
Then He discipled.
If you want to be effective in discipleship it's not good enough to have a good Bible answer for someone's problem you have to live with them where they are.
I don't know many people who are taking the idea of discipleship as I have described it and are living it out but they that are have caused me to adjust how I view this subject.
I don't think we can be who God wants us to be if we are not taking discipleship seriously and making it a priority in our daily lives.
1) Who in your life through their involvement changed the course of your life in a positive way?
2) Whose life through your involvement is on a positive course change?
If there is no one whose life you are investing in to make a difference for the positive then pray about where God would want to use you and watch how He changes you and them in the process.