My daily journaling from God’s Word. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Matthew 28.
“Make disciples…” –Matthew 28:18
Make: to compel; to constrain; to form, to fashion; to mold into shape; to create; to cause to exist.
These definitions are proactive. We are to do things that create, fashion and compel people to become disciples of Jesus.
Although a person must become a disciple based on their own decisions and will, we are to do more than just lay out the truth to them. We are called to take active measures to help them become disciples. We teach, encourage, inspire, reprove, rebuke, pray, believe–all in order to MAKE disciples.
I am too Laissez-faire regarding disciple-making; too passive. I must give far more thought to next steps/actual things to DO in the people I am discipling. I must give clear, proactive thought to what the finished product (a disciple) looks like.
Father, I’ve been way too passive in making disciples. Help me know how to proactively MAKE–compel, fashion and mold–people into followers of Jesus! For His Kingdom and glory, Amen