We Christians can make good, diligent, disciplined, responsible and godly disciples. In fact we make such good disciples in church don’t we? But I say those disciples you make in church only reveal part of you. How do you reveal the real discipler in you?
Jesus was a real discipler
Jesus did not have anything to teach with but His heart. He did not have a curriculum, he did not have any materials, he did not have a place to lecture. But was he a teacher? Yes. Was he a mentor? Yes. Was He a discipler? In every way – YES! So what made Jesus a real discipler?
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
– Matthew 4:19
And that is exactly how Jesus disciples. He leads them and makes them follow Him. It’s not the amount of lessons taught, it’s the amount of following done by the disciples and the amount of leading by the discipler.
Family brings out the real discipler
If you are a parent, your kids are your best disciples. Have you ever thought of that? They follow you wherever ,whenever, whatever. What they see, they’ll probably do especially from their parents. Your kids are your best disciples whether you realize it or not. Chances are, the Devil won’t let your best disciples have the best relationship with you because he doesn’t want problems for himself.
You can be a good discipler, even the best in church. But what your kids will grow up to will reveal the real discipler in you.
For the youth, your younger brother or younger sister is your best disciple. And what they will grow up to says a lot about you as a discipler.
For the ones without siblings, your closest and best friend will be your best disciple.
Anyone can learn from everyone if they so let themselves – to gain wisdom. Believe it or not, your parents learn from you sometimes. You can be able to disciple them in some way. Wisdom is not dictated by age but by the Word of God.