ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The True Disciple

Updated on June 1, 2011

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."

Luke 9:23

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.

God bless.

In His mercy,

Cristina

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      debrahodgman561 674 7472 

      6 years ago

      please if any one knows of residential rehab for drugs faith based for my 18 yrs. old son completly deicated to the lord jesus but cant fight this attack alone resent relaspe was walking in the lord for along time but has fallan into a great depression doctors gave bad medicine an he return to his addiction please lord your favor for him to have someone who can help insurance is medicaid no money for rehab the lord knows our heart he is faithful an we will find a place for him loking for disciplesofchrist but not finding anything.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans I am glad to see you on this hub. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. I am greatly encouraged by your visit. Yes to be a true disciple of Christ is difficult for it requires daily dying to your self.It is dying to the self-life and finding no other center but Christ. Though hard it is worth living as true disciple for it will lead you to a glorious and victorious life. I am wishing you a great day today. Blessings be with you and your family always. Best regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      6 years ago

      Cristina, This is timely and BEAUTIFUL! The Lord led me here today... There is much contentment in truly surrendering your life to the Lord! As you so wonderfully stated:"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... " PRAISE GOD!

      Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace,Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

    • profile image

      kleiman5 

      10 years ago

      "to live as a true disciple of Christ is not that simple" as just to declare yourself christian. Yes, but I enjoy this life. Why? I receive new revelations of God's mysteries every day, which raise me up to the heaven. Ephes. 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

      Word "together" is very important here. I enjoy new revelations more strongly while shareing them with others. But it is difficult to find a person who is one soul and one mind with me in Moscow now.

      My adress is alik.christov@gmail.com , please contact me there and i'll be glad to share with you in Christ.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Wehzo for the generous comment. True discipleship also involves an all out commitment to the Lordship of JesusChrist.

    • profile image

      Wehzo 

      10 years ago

      Another great hub Cristina. I echo your sentiments in this one too. True discipleship requires true sacrifice and commitment.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)