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The True Disciple
The True Disciple
"Then He said to the crowd if any of you wants to be a follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross daily, and follow me."
Great crowd is always following Jesus wherever He goes, because they have seen or heard his amazing miracles. But how many of them are serious enough to be His true disciple. Jesus is not impressed by the vastness of the crowd, for He could see their hearts. Not many are truly willing to deny themselves, to take their cross daily and to follow Him at all cost.
Just like in our time, there is an ever growing number of people who fill several mega churches. I may say, there is a significant number of professing christian nowadays. Is God really impressed by their number? If you will examine each of their hearts how many will really pass the test of becoming a true disciple of Christ?
A true disciple of Christ is a person who has no any selfish ambition. If you wish to be a true disciple of Christ you must put away all your selfish ambitions. A true disciple of Christ lives in simplicity. he is contented with the basic things in life in order to support the Great Commission of Christ. A true disciple of Christ has died to all his selfish ambitions and personal agenda in life. His primary concern is to advance the cause of Christ never his/her personal agenda. he is working in order to have a provision for his daily living, not for prestige and position.
Christ is his/her supreme love and priority in his/her life. To do the will of Christ is his utmost joy and happiness. She'He is willing to suffer for Christ sake. There are things in life that she/he will forgo such as career or marriage just to do the great will of Christ. A true disciple of Christ is willing to take up his/her cross daily. He/She is willing to suffer in order to glorify Christ in his/her life.She/He is willing to suffer in order to uphold the teachings of Christ in her life. She/He will rather be contented in just a small income as long as the job is blemeless before God's eyes rather than enjoying a large salary but with a job full of compromises.
Yes, nowadays it is very easy to profess as a Christian but to live as a true disciple of Christ is not that simple. It requires a wholehearted devotion and all out commitment to the Lordship of Christ. It is difficult but only in living as a true disciple of Christ we will experience the true joy and glory of christianity.
In His mercy,