Am I Qualified to be a Disciple?

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There are time in my life that I stay in bed, walking alone the street, and just doing nothing I kind a question God “Do I qualify to be one of your Disciple?” I’m just an ordinary person with just an ordinary life. I’m not a teacher in profession and did not study theology subject back when I’m still at school.

You Qualify If you are an Ordinary Person

An ordinary person like you can change the world not because you are intelligent or good but God is good and full of wisdom. You don’t have to perform anything just let God use you mightily in His presence and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and Protection. A living vessel that God can use to minister to people.

1 Corinthians 1:27-28 New Living Translation (NLT)
Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to 
shame those who think they are wise. And he choose things that are 
powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to 
bring to nothing what the world considers important. 

God sometimes use foolish people to change the world. Like the 12 Apostles here are some of them like Peter, Andrew, James, John are Fishermen and Matthew is a Tax Collector, Simon is a Political Activist.

You Qualify If You Obey His Command even if it is Uncomfortable.

Sometimes it is easy to follow God’s instruction when it is favorable to ourselves or we can benefit from it but what if it would take your salary, or would take too much of your time or it would take your life would you consider doing it anyways?

Best example of being obedient is Jesus when he is going to wash the feet of His disciples, Imagine the Kings of Kings and the Lords or Lord would humble himself to wash the feet of an ordinary people. Do you think its is comfortable to Jesus?

John 13:6-8 NLT
When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you 
going to wash my feet?”
Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”
“No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”
Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.”


You Qualify if you Believe that God’s Standard is far more better than the World’s Standard

Base on Worldly view yes you are not qualified to be a Minister or Disciple because of the sin you have done before up until now but God’s grace is sufficient and all you have to do is to accept Him as your personal Lord and savior. It is God who Qualifies you not because you are nice or good or among other person you are far better than him/her,but it is by the grace of God that you are qualified.

John 15:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
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Do you have a Spiritual Family?

ghostbustersheaderMost of us when we hear the word Spiritual Family the first thing come to our mind is “Ghost” or any relative that is already dead because of the word Spirit and Family.

As I continue my walk with Jesus Christ I met different people in church and have fellowship with them. Some shares their passion, some open up their story on how they met Jesus, some of them share their experience in their work place, family issue and relationships. If you have your own family at home you should have a spiritual family in Christ.

Why do you need a Spiritual Family?

1. Someone has the authority to rebuke you because by human nature we are sinful.

Sometimes we as Christians  we can do things that is not pleasing to God the Father or does not bring glory to Him. Having a Spiritual Family is like someone is accountable of what is happening to you and can overview your growth as a Christian.

Matthew 18:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

2. Learn from the mistakes of others. You are both accountable to each other.

One of my favorite financial speaker is “Chinkee Tan”. Great wisdom by this man and every time I had the opportunity to listen to him I still learn many things and his favorite saying “Experience is the best teacher?” No. “Experience of others is the best teacher”

Proverbs 27:17 New International Version (NIV)
 As iron sharpens iron,
 so one person sharpens another.

3. Burning coal!

Often we hear an illustration of a Burning Coal. When we fill we are not worthy for God we tend to isolate ourselves like a burning coal remove from other coals tendency is that your fire will die. These are what I like about Spiritual Family; they follow up on you, keep in touch with you, concern about you, and you could feel you are a family. On my perspective God use this people as an catalyst that would ignite your love to God.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV (English Standard Version)
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.