Breaking a sweat …
Making disciples is a supernatural work. To accomplish this task, it must be God working through us.
all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through
Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For
God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting
people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of
reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.
With that said, making disciples isn’t something that falls from the sky and just happens. It requires of us work — hard work! The Apostle Paul spoke specifically about this when he laid out his own mission statement in Colossians 1:28-29.
we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone
with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God,
perfect in their relationship to Christ. 29 That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.”
Paul’s success at being a disciple maker came by pairing a dependence on the power of Christ working in him with … hard work on his own part!
How are you working at reaching the lost for Christ? How are you laboring to be an ambassador who makes disciples?