I’m doing a series of posts on sentences that have changed my life (click to read the others). Here’s the last one (for now): A disciple is somebody who hears God’s voice and obeys what he says.
I heard this sentence a few months back at a small gathering related to church planting at Northwood Church. It came at a timely moment.
I had been reading and thinking a lot about disciple-making (Matt 28:19-20). I had repeatedly wondered, “What is a disciple?” If you were to boil it down and try to define it, what would you come up with? What’s the bottom line? The goal? Then I heard this sentence.
It’s simple. Disciples hear God’s voice — in the Scriptures — and obey what he says.
Hearing God’s voice is listening with faith. This is how we receive the Spirit of God (Gal 3:5).
Obedience is the appropriate response to a God we love (John 14:15).
There are many things we try to over-complicate. Being a disciple shouldn’t be one of them.
Today, may we hear God’s voice in his word and do what he says.
Do you agree or disagree with this definition? Why?
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