FDFX – FULLY DEVOTED FOLLOWERS
Those who have decided to follow Jesus Christ are called to a discipleship movement – one that is both the journey of a lifetime and a lifelong journey. Wherever you find yourself right now, there is more that God wants for you and to which you are called. We are not called simply to be followers of Jesus but to be fully devoted followers. So what does this mean? We need to consider every part of our lives and whether it really is devoted to God in every way. Is it all for Him? Does it all honour Him?
There are many marks of a true disciple, but perhaps three ways in which we can measure our discipleship is to think about our heads, our hearts and our hands.
1. Your head
While faith is not something we can explain in logical terms, those who want to mature in their faith must grow their knowledge and study, engaging their minds in their pursuit of God.
2. Your heart
The heart of a true follower of Christ is one that is filled with His love for others… one that is being changed and transformed by God’s love. What is the condition of your heart? Have you allowed God to heal and restore it? Are you dealing with unforgiveness and bitterness? Are you learning to love like Jesus?
3. Your hands
The third thing to consider is the fruit of your life. What are you practically DOING, that indicates that you are a follower of Jesus? Those who are true disciples live in such a way that their actions and their lives extend God’s Kingdom and work for His justice and truth.
Jesus said that those who want to follow Him must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23). How are you living out this call day by day? How are you learning to become a fully devoted follower of Christ?