Next Steps: Creating GODly Habits
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” -Jesus
The life of a disciple is a lifestyle change.
You see, this whole thing is not just one thing we do and we are done with it. We are not “saved” after praying a prayer or just one time saying we believe in Jesus.
It’s a long walk and a long talk. It’s a lifestyle and a culture of life. As a matter of fact, we are truly a subculture of the larger world cultures that are out there and even a subculture of the larger American culture. We have to choose to be separate in our lifestyle choices. And it can be very challenging, however, if you get a few life habits into place, it gets much easier to live the life of a true disciple.
This Christian life is not a sprint but a marathon. Paul the Apostle uses the language of a marathon when he talks about salvation and the Christian life in his letters. So, get it in your head that this is the beginning of a journey and we need to do everything we can to grow in our faith and strengthen this new born spiritual person we have inside of us. We need to read the Bible, know the Holy Spirit intimately, have people we walk with in the faith and learn from the greats in history in order to walk this walk and to bear fruit.
In the next sections, you are going to find the following topics. I am listing them below. But don’t jump ahead. Go to the next one here and let’s keep going! You are doing great!!!!!
- Habit 1 – Reading the Bible
- Habit 2 – Cultivating Relationship with Holy Spirit
- Habit 3 – Find a Great Faith Community
- Habit 4 – Surround Yourself by Greats
- Habit 5 – Have a 2×2
Habit One - Read the Bible
As you start this journey, it is very easy to get off track. So many out there say that they either follow Jesus or that they have a good church. Now, they might. However, the only way we will be able to know for sure is if we read the Bible. The Bible is our standard for Truth. And since Truth is a person, we need to invite that person to read it with us. We simply ask the Spirit of Jesus who lives inside us to join and explain the Bible as we read. Learn more about this here!