Seize the Moment – Day 482

The Disciples:  What is a Disciple?

Luke 6:12-13 (NLT)              


“One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles.”


So what is the biblical definition of a disciple?  The term was used to name all those who became followers of Christ and those to come. Applied to Jesus, a disciple is someone who learns from him to live like him — someone who, because of God’s awakening grace, conforms his or her words and ways to the words and ways of Jesus. A disciple of Jesus is a worshiper, a servant, and a witness.


Over the next two weeks, we are going to do a Cliff Notes study of the original called out twelve, better known as the apostles, giving you a little insight into their lives and some thoughts into why Jesus chose these men. And it is important to remember that this was in no way a random “eenie, meenie, minie, moe” selection. He chose them out of the group of His disciples that had been following Him since His ministry began. They were to learn from the Master/Rabbi/Teacher, and then share what they learned with others, which is what we are to do as well. Were these guys perfect? No way! Did they make mistakes along the way? You bet they did. But they put their trust and faith in Jesus and fully followed Him by giving Him their all.


Wake up tomorrow morning and ask Jesus first thing, “What have you got planned for me to do today?” And keep your spiritual ears open to the leading of the Holy Spirit as He guides your steps.

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