My cousin started to share about one on one discipleship it was twelve chapters back then, it is the basic essentials to following Christ, Which starts from Salvation. Lordship, Repentance and so on.
My cousin was a med student at that time, I still think that He would be a great theologian, His in-depth knowledge is good a reasoning, can speak really good to the point I don’t understand the depth of his communication skills, as if I perceive it as mathematics and all numbers coming out of his mouth.
We started with Chapter 1, followed by Lordship as next chapter after a week, but then my stubborn me and sarcastic nature towards my cousin starts to kick in, It took one month for the next chapter to be discuss, I felt force because I was unwilling to go through with it, after a couple of weeks before getting to another chapter he ask me What I understood about salvation, with brutal direct answer I said none, he was patient that he discuss it again with.
He would try to offer to discuss the next chapter but I would delaying tactics was on, I was either tired or just not now.
He was persistent in going through for the next chapter. I was challenging him every inch of his patience. We went through another chapter after a month again. This time I’ve butt in and ”said stop, I got the point”. He continued explaining, out of nowhere to my annoyance. I said “you can continue speaking but my mind has stopped listening from you”. Me and my tongue. After a couple of weeks he asks me of what I understand about salvation, I said I don’t recall anything. Then he patiently shared the salvation topic the third time.
One thing for sure I commend my cousin; he didn’t gave up on me. Jesus never gave up on us, He was simply faithful in loving us even if unfaithful.
Jesus is the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I’m forever thankful for my cousin.
- Christ likeness.
Before leading others it requires Christ likeness and indeed I saw Jesus Christ in my cousin. He was patient all through out, He saw me on the angle where our lord is coming from.
- God was dealing with me
I’ve accepted Jesus yet my actions seem opposite. It dawn on me that pride and ego had led me to my sarcastic disrespectful behavior. He was working in my heart even if I seem happy with my behavior.
completely do not deserve this retaliation kindness, He was generous in very way, He was patient and completely passionate and forgiving. No matter how many times I would give him reasons not to disciples me, all the more he chase me.
In the same way it made me reflect Christ character, How love us, He endured embarrassment, humiliation, betrayal, torture, pain, and death, all be because of undeserving me(us)
We don’t deserve His patience, His love, but still he freely and willfully give it to us never giving up. That is who He is, that is his character.
Now who am Ito give up on others?