Check out the new buttons at the top of the blog offering prayer
. It’s the result of your feedback
when I asked about repurposing the blog six weeks ago. We decided to make this blog more of a community and formed a team of 13 blog ministers that now stands ready to respond to your request for help.
You can see their pictures (and bios if you click on the picture) on the left sidebar. These aren’t preachers or professionals; they’re a group of real people who
have been through their own struggles and pain and know how to care and to be confidential.
If you click on the new links
we just added, I’ll see that one of them (of your same sex) contacts you and tries to help. And I promise, we’ll respect your privacy. I recommend trying out a prayer request today and then using this as a vehicle for offering prayer, counsel, or discipleship for others.
Too many people feel alone in life when they need help. Those of you facing tough situations really need to mobilize prayer to confront it. Or, like many, you may feel like you’ve never been discipled and want some help getting started.
I can ask the following question in almost any room full of Christians and get the same response: “How many of you have never been discipled?”
Most people’s hands go up.
The sad thing is, typically, churches just don’t disciple the majority of the people attending their services. They don’t do the basics of 2 Timothy 3:16-4:2 – showing you how to be a Jesus follower by coaching you – that is, challenging and encouraging you until you understand and can walk as he walked.
Discipleship shouldn’t be that complicated. Here’s my definition: Discipleship is the process of waking up to your identity and role in the kingdom of God. It’s one person who has walked a little further down life’s path looking back and pointing out where the path is leading. We all need it – God doesn’t expect us to figure out how to live by sitting in the pews.
If you’d like to be discipled, we’ll form on-line groups of 4-7 and will meet on-line for two months to discuss the following:
Level 1: How to hear God’s voice
Level 2: How to find your purpose in life
Interestingly, those who have signed up so far tend to be mature believers who just want encouragement in going deeper. We all need help. And of course this costs you nothing and you can opt out at any time. We’ve done this a couple of times before with wonderful results. If you’d like, contact me and I can put you in touch with someone who’s already gone through this to find out more about it. I encourage you to ask God if he might want you to reach out. We all need someone else to help us grow spiritually.