Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Awhile back, I worked on a Habitat for Humanity home. During the afternoon, all work came to a stop while a small group worked to square up the framework on the house and the roofing tresses. A group of almost 50 workers stood back and watched them work, pushing one wall and pulling another, until the framework was completely squared. Only then did the rest of us go back to work to put the outside “skin” on the frame.
This should not have been a big deal to experience. But if you are a DIY person, like I am, you’ve probably discovered that no wall in your home is square. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had to find a way to make something work––replacing doorframes or installing
molding or hanging wallpaper––because the walls and corners were so not perfect! All the houses we've worked on were acceptable in their construction, but certainly not perfect.
Sometimes we Christians can get so busy in doing the work of discipleship that we forget to focus on making sure our framework is squared. Discipleship focuses on who we are in Christ––our relationship with God––first and foremost. What we do for Christ should always be reflective of who we are in Him. Will you join in the conversation about this journey of daily becoming more like Christ, from the inside out? This network provides a wonderful opportunity to join with others on the journey of becoming more like Christ daily.
In his blog It's Not About You. Take the Tour. Do One Thing., Steve Dueck challenges us to do just one thing each time we participate in this network. Keeping with that theme, what's one thing you would like to get out of this involvement? Help start the discussion by responding in the comment section or adding your own blog about discipleship in your life.