Thursday, April 14, 2011

That's it, that is discipleship

From the mind of J. Herbert Kane:

"This is what our Lord had in mind when He said, 'Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.' It isn't enough to confess Christ as Savior. We must go on to acknowledge Him as our Teacher. We must attach ourselves to His person, Enroll in His school, listen to His words, walk in His way, surrender to His will.
Slowly but surely we will undergo a complete transformation of life and thought. As a result we will come to have a new center of gravity, a new system of values, a new standard of morality, a new frame of reference, a new purpose in life. We are now His disciples because we have accepted His discipline. The two words come words come from the same root. As the discipline deepens, something of His spirit rubs off on us-the spirit of humility, sincerity, service, and sacrifice. We become a carbon copy of Him. That is discipleship."