As I opened my Bible one morning, this verse from 1 Timothy 6:11 popped out at me. “[You should] pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.”
In the margins I had written: “enjoy those things God places in your life today and wait, full of hope, for the life to come.”
How are we “called to discipleship”? I think we become aware of places where our discipleship and love can make changes in others’ lives. I think we look for ways to serve as the hands and feet, heart and mind of Christ in the world.
As we walk through our daily lives, we bump into all sorts of situations that this broken world creates.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we sometimes are inspired with an idea that will bring comfort and hope to those who find themselves in difficult situations. I applaud all who answer the Spirit’s call and find a way to bring relief and joy into the lives of those in need, thus enriching your own lives.
This message is excerpted from “How are we called to discipleship?” by Glenda Ofstehage from the August 13, 2018, blog of the Women of the ELCA. Today is the 13th Sunday after Pentecost.
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