I am still focused on some of the effects of a person who is fully following Jesus.
A disciple is someone who:
4. Is committed to others in sacrifical 'Koinonia' fellowship
Rick Warren says that true meaning of fellowship is 'being committed to one another as we are to Christ'. WOW, think about that!
This is a great testimony and witness to our discipleship (John 13:24-35)
This is more than just ordinary human love. It is the kind of love that God demonstrated to us. It is unconditional love that does not look for a return to stimulate it's action. God loved us while we were still sinners!
1 John 4:10-11 (New International Version) This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for[a] our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
The only chance of this happening is to open ourselves up to the work of the Holy Spirit. Paul tells us that, 'God has poured out his love into our hearts by his spirit'(ROM 5:5)
A Question to ponder: Is my heart filled with God's love to such an extent that I am able to love others in a sacrificial way?
So...... YOU GUESSED IT.... How are you doing?