A star guided three wise men to find the new born king. It led them through different countries, over hills, into valleys, and finally to his town. The star, their guiding light, led them on their journey to pay homage to their king. This Christmas season ask yourself what your guiding light is. What drives you to the feet of your king? What gifts do you bring to lay at his feet?
While I see the heart of most of your post in December on discipleship – discipleship is not only about others. Discipleship is about the person himself becoming, submitting, and denying to live the life Christ called us to life. Luke 9:23, Luke 14:25-33 – I have seen many who focus discipleship only on evangelizing, on making disciples, but may not put an equal amount of effort in “being a disciple” of Jesus. Discipleship encompasses both, not one or the other. True discipleship is loving Christ above all and giving up one’s life to live for Christ as all. Jesus commands: “Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33 – This focuses on the person, not just their ability to get in the lives of others. To make a disciple, one must first be a disciple, and live ever transforming into the likeness of Christ as they spread his message and serve.