Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. – John 8:31 (NLT)
Jesus talks in the Bible about being His disciple. What does that mean? Today’s verse helps us understand a bit of what Jesus meant when he said to be a disciple.
In the verse, we see that to be a true disciple we are to be faithful to Jesus’ teachings. So what are His teachings? The answer to that is they are found in the Bible.
The Bible shows us what it means to be a disciple.
Today’s Challenge: Be a Disciple
When we talk about following the teachings in the Bible you might feel like you’re ready to just give up on the idea of discipleship. The Bible is a big book. And the idea of following what it says can feel pretty overwhelming.
However, Jesus isn’t asking us to do something that is too hard to do. We start following Jesus one step at a time. So today, take out your Bible or go online and read one verse. One verse, that’s it. Pretty easy, right?
Then take a few minutes and think about what that verse says. Get quiet and listen. See if God is speaking anything to your heart. If the verse tells you to do something that you’re not doing, then do it.
Following after Jesus doesn’t have to be hard. It’s done one verse at a time. Read one verse and do it. Then read the next verse and do it. Before long, you’ll realize that you are starting to look more and more like Jesus. Being a disciple isn’t hard. It’s just reading something in the Bible and then putting what you read into practice in your life.