FOLLOW THE MASTER DISCIPLE
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2
Discipling is the process of applying the truths of God’s powerful word into the lives of each other. We must learn to use God’s word as our firm foundation when we are discipling others and being discipled. A Christ-centered life begins when we realize that God is the source of everything in our lives. We must live our lives with a Christ-centered focus.A Christ-centered life means that a Person is the motivation for everything we think, say and do. And Christ is our center focus. The ability to focus is huge. And it is a major key to becoming a successful person. If we can only remember that what we focus “on” will define what we focus “out”. We cannot focus on discipling others if our focus is not on Christ. Because if our focus is wrong, we will lead others wrong too. Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus means keeping Him as the focus of our life. It means putting Jesus above everything in our life. It’s a way of living, not a single act. It’s living fully into your faith and knowing JEsus is the center of your life.
What is your focus first thing when you wake up each morning?
Do you grab your phone and check all your media pages?
Do you turn on the TV?
When we realize we cannot live a single day without Christ, our focus will change. And we will also change in how we disciple others to Christ. A Christ centered life is focused upon a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. It becomes the core of every single decision we make in our lives. Many are motivated by money, goals, family, even their careers, and these things are not wrong in themselves; however, that which we center our lives can become our god.
What gods have your put before the ONE AND ONLY GOD?
The secret to living a Christ-centered life is understanding the fear of the Lord. Psalm 19:9 says “the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. When we live in that manner, we begin to ask questions like “Would this please the Lord?”, or “What would Jesus think about me doing this?” Every lifestyle decision we have, a Christ-centered woman of God will run it through God first. She will not consult her husband, children, mentor, friend, church members, co-workers, etc. Although it’s great to get others' opinions, first, we always talk to the Lord about any decision making we have in our lives.
What is the main focus in your life right now?
Is Christ the center of your life? If not, what are you putting above Christ that needs to come down?
When people observe your relationship with others, are they alerted to the power of Christ in you and Him being the center of it.