By: Emily Lehner
Renewal in Christ brings duty. Being a follower of Christ is no small task. In America, for now, it may be easy to proclaim you are a Christian, but it certainly is much more difficult to become a disciple of Christ — to dive head first into His will and lose things of this world as a result of following Him. This isn’t an excuse, though.
Luke 14 shares some specific insights on what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Verse 33 says,
“In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.”
How closely do we grasp onto the ways of this world? Do we hold on too tight to realize the true call of Christ? We get distracted by the world so quickly, but how often do we get distracted by God’s work? How often do we allow the Word of God to pull us away from the world toward discipleship?
Loving Christ is life-altering, and “Christian” isn’t meant to just be a word that we call ourselves. Being made new in Christ changes our lives. We change our living direction to align with His. We say, “Lord, Your will be done.”
Written by Emily Lehner, a writer for the Alumni Center and a sophomore Writing major at IWU. She is active on the cross country and track teams. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the good news of Christ with others and writes often on her personal blog at www.emilylehner.wordpress.com.