Key Scripture: Proverbs 3:3 “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
Just as a beautiful necklace adorns the neck of the one who wears it, in this Proverbs verse, Solomon counsels on steadfast love and faithfulness adorning one’s heart. Notice the words bind and write—strong language used to emphasize that these things should become part of a believer’s nature. As disciples who make disciples, we want to be steadfast in God’s commands to us.
As we are faithful and obedient to look for someone to disciple, the first thing we must do is pray. Pray for God to place someone in your life for you to disciple and that they will desire to be obedient to the Word. Then we must think as we seek. Is there a new believer in your life? Do you already have an established relationship with someone in your life that can move into a discipleship relationship?
As we seek to find someone to disciple, we want to consider some very important things. First, the person has to desire to be discipled. It does not work if the one doing the discipling is the only one committed. Pray for and seek a believer who is eager to listen and learn and desires to be obedient in what God has commanded. This is who you are looking for. We want to look for someone who is Faithful (dedicated, steadfast), Available (committed, dependable) and Teachable (willing and seeking to learn)—a silly but helpful acrostic of “FAT”—but please don’t call them fat!
At Richland Creek, there are many people desiring to be discipled. We must be faithful in praying and seeking to be a church full of disciple makers who glorify God.
Questions to Consider:
Have you committed to praying for someone you can disciple? Are you intentionally seeking out someone who is faithful, available, and teachable to disciple?
Lord, help me to be intentional and faithful in praying for and seeking someone to disciple as you have commanded.
I pray that the body of Richland Creek will seek to glorify you by being disciples who make disciples.