October 17th Monday Motivator

I’m sure you’re familiar with the verse, “Go and make disciples of every nation and tongue.” But what exactly is a disciple? 

The meaning of disciple is a student or learner. 

Disciples commit to learning The Way and teachings of Jesus to become more like the Teacher, Jesus. 

I love the meaning of disciple because it’s much deeper than just someone who follows after Christ!

As disciples, we must never stop learning from Him. Discipleship is a lifelong journey because we continuously learn and grow in our walk with God. 

Disciples not only learn and study, but they take it a step further by living out what they have learned. The “living it out” stage is when we grow into mature disciples. 

But it must not stop there!

A disciple must not just learn, study, and “live it out” but commit to a life of submission and obedience to the Lord, our teacher. 

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone, when he is fully trained, will be like his teacher.” – Luke 6:40

The beginning of that verse indicates a student/disciple is to submit to their teacher, which means to be a disciple, we must submit to Christ.

It’s a part of the training and development of becoming more like Him. 

Matthew 28 tells us to go make disciples and continues in verse 20 to say, “teach them to obey the commandments I have given you.”

Out of everything Jesus could have said to teach them, He told us to teach them obedience because a disciple not only learns about their teacher, they obey their teacher. 

Without submission and obedience, you can never fully learn from Jesus or receive His blessings, and we won’t grow into faithful disciples. 

To learn, we must submit, and by submitting, we are obedient. 

Will you choose to be fully trained in discipleship and submit even to His day-to-day will for your life?