The Nature of a Disciple Part – 5

Romans 12: 1-2 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

What kind of things should we tell others about Jesus? We should tell them what caused us to believe. We should tell what we have experienced in our hearts: the joy of knowing our sins are forgiven, the peace that comes through the Holy Spirit, the love we feel as children of God, and the excitement of seeing the truth with new eyes.

If you have a good doctor, you tell your friends that they should see him when they are sick. Are your friends not sick in their souls?

If you find a store with a great sale, you call your family members and friends to let them know.

But here, are blessings that money cannot buy—blessings that are, in fact, available to all by God’s free gift of Grace—and that never perish or fade. We should tell people what it has meant to us to turn away from sins that had dragged us down for so long, and to have a power within that enables us to walk in faith with God.

Believers of Christ leave the flavour of Christ wherever they go. Thus evil is destroyed because they know who they are in Christ.

A boy was raised in a family where his parents made and sold alcohol from their home. Due to the easy availability of alcohol at home, from the age of nine years he started tasting and later drinking alcohol. Gradually he got addicted, and at times arrived at school almost drunk. This habit only worsened with time and by the age of nineteen his organs began to malfunction. Medical science and doctors could not do anything to save his life.

They were invited to one of our retreats and Br. Alred encouraged them to memorise the prayers from the JCILM white book. They sincerely started saying those affirmations (prayers) and gradually the young boy also began to learn and understand the Word of God. His health was restored; he was free from the addiction and got employment on board the ship.

He now ministers and helps other young men who are slaves to alcohol and other vices. The Lord changed his life and anointed him to be a blessing and help in the lives of other men who are addicted.

We, as the salt should help to bring a change in the life of others – we should be quick to go and help those who are suffering.


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