Being a disciple of God comes with a lot of benefits.
This blog post will show you how to enjoy the benefits of being Gods disciple.
Most of us , have jobs.
Similarly , our jobs come with job schedules.
when you do your Job properly, you receive your pay at the end of the month.
Being a disciple of God, simple means working for God.I dont want you to see discipleship as somthing complicated or difficult.
Because really it is quite simple.
God is your employer.When you are a disciple of God,He rewards you with wonderfull benefits.The question now is:
HOW TO BECOME A DISCIPLE OF GOD
The bible is the constitution of a christian.It is clearly stated there ,on how to become a disciple of God.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
To become a disciple of God,we need to do 3 things.
Firstly, Deny yourself
Secondly, take up your cross.
finally follow Jesus.
How then can you accomplish these three things inorder to become a good disciple of God?
how can we deny ourselves ?
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To deny ourseves, means to let go of our ways of doing things.It means to subject all our plans and activities to God before we carry them out.
The cross, is an object of death.To carry your cross means to learn to bare uncomfortable situations God allows into your life.
Situations which in the long run, will conform you to be more like Christ.
If you are doing these things, then you are a true disciple of God.
WHAT THEN ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A DISCIPLE OF GOD:
There are certain characteristics a true disciple should have.
These are characteristics required by Jesus himself.
luke 9vs 57-62 gives us three basic characteristics of Jesus requirments to be a true disciple of God.
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”This means that you only go where God says go.You completly let go of the spirit of ownership. This for me is the most difficult part of being a true disciple
59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”This means, do not spend valuable time on things that do not add to the kingdom.
Even when those things seam normal to do.
1 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
God requires total commitment without conditions.I believe you are beginning to see that being a disciple of God is not as simple as it sounds.
But with Christ in us, all things are posible.
HOW TO WORK AS A DISCIPLE OF GOD:
Just like we have job descriptions in our daily jobs,there is a job description for a disciple of God.
In Mathew 10 vs 5-14,Jesus clearly states the job description of a disciple.one of the job schedule , is to let the lost sheep in the house of God to know about the kingdom of God.
Similarly, as disciples ,we are to teach people how to experience the kingdom benefits on earth.This does not mean that you are to become a preacher!.
you can teach people about God by your way of life wherever God has placed you.
You can use the abilities and resources He has given you to propagate his Kingdom.
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A true disciple of God is a representative of Christ on earth.
For instance,to work as a true disciple, we need to be transformed from the inside.We need Christ in us to conform us everyday to be more like him .
The more of Christ in us, the better we can work as disciples of God.
BENEFITS OF FOLLOWING JESUS:
If you read the book of Mathew 10 vs 9-10
“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— 10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep.
Jesus specifcally told his disciples not to take anything with them .How then where they suppose to sustain themselves?
How where they going to get food?
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It simple means that when you work as a disciple of God,He takes care of your sustainance.The bible says that if we seek the kingdom first,every other thing shall be added to us.
Similarly, another benefit of following Jesus or being a disciple of God,is seen in
28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.
This simple means, Be a true disciple, and you do not need to ask God for your basic needs.
Dearest father,I pray that you will teach us how to seek after your kingdom.
Help us to spend our prayer time learning how to be true disciples of God.
Help us to stop running after things.But rather to do what you instruct us to do.
Because your word says that when we seek the kingdom first,all these things will be added to us.
I ask this through Christ our Lord .
Thats my take on how to enjoy the benefits of being a disciple of God.
There are many benefits you get when you are a disciple of God.
Wages are paid to him that works.
lets us try to seek God everyday to guide us on how to be his disciple.
Do you have any kind of difficulty in trying to be a disciple of God?Drop your comments below and lets discurse it.
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