In the last few months, I have become more interested and intrigued in the subject of discipleship. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? How does that play out in practical ways in my daily life?
The Free Dictionary defines “disciple” as either: One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another or An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
Often associated as one of the original followers of Jesus.
In Luke 14, Jesus lays down the cost of being His disciple. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters – yes, even his own life – he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” “…any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”
Discipleship is not a simple decision, made with a careless shrug. This is a costly call, one that will take everything that we are and have. It is not to be entered into lightly.