Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.Colossians 1:28–29
We Are All Teachers
Discipleship is one of the most important parts of the Christian life and especially important in churches; however, it is often neglected. Many new believers struggle to connect and grow in the Lord on their own. When we come alongside them and help train them up in the Lord, they will grow into a mature believer.
Think about how a tree grows. It must first be planted, which is what happens when someone comes to know the Lord; the gospel is planted into their heart and life. Then, they begin to grow when they receive the nutrients and resources they need. We are the ones who will point them to Jesus, so we need to invest in their spiritual lives. Maybe you are someone who needs to grow. Seek out other believers to help you grow in the Lord. Maybe you’ve been a believer for a while. Search for new believers you can teach and help grow.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for growing me as a believer. Please continue to put people in my life to help me grow closer to you. Help me seek out people who I can help as well.