Wednesday

Lifestyle

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A friend raised in a dysfunctional family asked if she could occasionally "hang out" with us. She wanted to experience a "normal" Christian family.

Do you realize that we're always "discipling" people by our lifestyle? We can teach them about worldly, nominal Christianity or honest, diligent faith. 

Tabitha (Acts 9:36-42) was obviously a good lifestyle discipler. Her death and resurrection confirm it.

If you need to be discipled, find a godly Christian role model or family and invite them to do things with you. Or, if you have some Christian maturity, invite younger Christians to "hang out" with you.

Lifestyle discipleship improves with forethought:
♥ Pray beforehand that God will use your time for His purposes.
♥ Share naturally and honestly as subjects arise.
♥ Diligently pray for those you disciple and those who disciple you.

Lifestyle discipleship happens naturally, but being deliberate about it makes it even more effective.

"Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ" Philippians 1:27 (ESV) 
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3 comments:

  1. Gail, this is a good reminder that we are always in the act of discipling others. It's some thing we might not really stop to think about in the busyness of our day. Have a great week.

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    1. Yes, Wanda, it's a responsibility, isn't it?
      I need this reminder myself.
      Have a blessed day,
      Gail

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  2. Our children are the ones that 'hang out' with most and I hope that our lives point them to Jesus!!

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