- Disciplemaking shows us our smallness and God’s bigness. Actively making disciples helps us see our lives in better proportions — not with ourselves at the center, doing the big things, but situated happily on the periphery, doing our small part in a big and glorious God-sized plan.
- Disciplemaking challenges us to be holistic Christians. Good disciplemaking requires both intentionality and relationality. It means being strategic and being social.
- Disciplemaking makes us more aware of our sin. Disicplemaking is more than mere truth-speaking; it is also sharing as Paul writes to the Thessalonians: “We were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves” (1 Thes 2:8).
- Disciplemaking teaches us to lean heavier on Jesus. Disciplemaking is often messy, difficult work. You will see your weakness and failures and inadequacies like never before, and with God’s help, it will teach you all the more to lean on Jesus.
I am deeply grateful for David Mathis’ above words, which can be found in his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Disciplines. You can purchase his book here.