Lenten Devotional – Sat, Feb 20: DISCIPLES

In this season, we renew our walk along the Way. We learn again how to follow. To be guided. To become disciples of the Rabbi whose story is connected to our own.

Let this holy time be a journey for you. Choose who will lead you. Walk with you. Be your companion. Teach you. — Rev Gail

Meditations:

God has no superstars … only disciples … willing to be poured out in an endless stream of God’s love. ― Osunsakin Adewale

Jesus says to anyone … First … do the external works, let go of what binds you, give up what is separating you from God’s will! Do not say, I do not have the faith for that. You will not have it so long as … you will not take that first step. Do not say, I have faith, so I do not have to take the first step. You do not have faith, because and so long as you will not take that first step. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Most people in America, when they are exposed to … faith, are not being transformed. They take one step into the door, and the journey ends. They are not being allowed, encouraged, or equipped to love or to think like Christ. Yet in many ways a focus on spiritual formation fits what a new generation is really seeking. Transformation is a process, a journey, not a one-time decision. David Kinnaman

… discipleship is a decision to walk in his ways, steadily and firmly, and then finding that the way integrates all our interests, passions, and gifts, our human needs and eternal aspirations. It is the way of life we were created for. Eugene H. Peterson

Challenge or Question: Who is a teacher or guide at this time in your life? Name one person, each day, who has taught you something. Name one thing you have learned today. Give thanks for the chance to learn.

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