John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
It’s amazing how quickly we adjust to new technology. Many of us have a hard time remembering back when we didn’t have GPS. If we were traveling somewhere, we had to have a physical map to guide us. We would use the old atlas map books with the entire geography of the United States, or the Thomas Guide books with pages showing you all the streets of your local area, or the AAA booklets with strip maps that would show you exactly where to go when you were traveling on vacation.
The point is, if we are striving to reach a specific destination, we need a guidebook designed to help us get there. That guidebook would take the guesswork out of how we are going to arrive at our destination. It made it easy for us to understand exactly what we must do in order to get where we wanted to go.
As Christians, the destination where God wants us to arrive is discipleship. Jesus calls us to be His disciples, and the great thing is that He didn’t leave any guesswork as to how we are to be disciples, or what is expected of us as disciples. He has given us very specific directions.
As John 8:31 clearly points out, the directions for disciples are found in His Word. If we are to continue living a life of a dedicated disciple, then we must live the life of daily devotion to His Word. Without His Word, we will never know what is expected of us as disciples. And without obedience to His Word, we will never be successful disciples.
As we start this new devotional, Directions for Disciples, I hope that you will make it a part of your routine. The purpose is to help you find directions from His Word that will help you become an obedient, dedicated disciple. I hope that that is the desire of your life and that we, in some small way, can help you in that direction. So, join us each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new encouragements that will help you learn more about His Directions for Disciples.
All of us should follow godly examples, but more importantly, all of us must be godly examples.
To find “directions for a disciple,” we must turn to whom we are attempting to follow: Jesus.