Discipleship Part III
In this series of posts, I am sharing some short thoughts from each chapter of Dallas Willard’s book The Great Omission and then some brief personal reflections.
Chapter Two Summary
Discipleship is not optional for the Christian, and as we practice following Jesus we will better understand the divine resources at hand. If we want to experience transformation, it only comes by following Christ through this Spirit. Authority and power is given to those who have the character to handle it. In this chapter, Dallas tears away everything we try and make so complicated and just asks: Are you following Christ with the help of the Spirit?
I love the simple reminder that if we want to call ourselves Christians it actually means that we are seeking to be Christ followers through the power of the Holy Spirit. While this is a simple concept, I have found in my journey to follow Christ that I often feel like the disciples in the book of Mark, half blind to what Jesus is doing and half deaf in my ability to hear and follow his voice. When I became a Christian, Jesus became my hero and it has always been my desire to follow him. Yet the more I grow in my understanding of Jesus, what his mission in life was about, the more challenged I am. Have you found this to be true for you?