on discipleship

January 11, 2013

Convenience and Discipleship can’t go hand in hand

Acts 24

24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.

Are we convenient Christians? What I mean is that do we only make time for God when it is convenient? If this is the case, then it would be a daunting task to disciple you. When Jesus called the 12 disciples, he didn’t promise convenience. In fact, Jesus promised hardship and trials.

It is sad how many Christians today are living in convenience when it comes to their faith. There is no dying to self. Christianity is the first one to go when the going gets tough.

Assess where you are right now? Are you in your comfort zone? Ask God to bring you out of it.

 

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