Becoming A Disciple…

Disciples Who can Influence their World…

Matthew 28:18 – 20 New Living Translation:    “ Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, GO and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


Disciples who can influence societies and navigate life…

One of the greatest callings that Jesus gave in the Great Commission (not a Suggestion) was to go and make disciples among the nations and not just converts (Matt. 28:18-20). In the church world today we place a lot of emphasis on making converts and leading people to receive the gift of Christ (or at least most do and maybe more should), and this should be our greatest and first motive to do. However, we should not and can not stop there because the plan of our Father is to not just make converts but make disciples!

Quick story. I have a friend who some years back converted me to the MAC/Apple world and out of the world of PC’s. So in 2008 I bought a iMac for our office. I was so amazed at the speed and ease as I watched the sales man show me all the features, so I rushed home and plugged it in. Only now I had a big problem! I had converted to MAC/Apple but I did not have the knowledge/understanding of how to operate the iMac properly. It was a new Operating System to me that I had never learned before and now I was converted but hopelessly lost in my ability to use the iMac. I still wanted to operate and function on this new, beautiful, fast machine the same way I did with the PC but I was frustrated. So, now I had to stop and take the time to learn the operation and ways of this new Mac Operating System. I found that they had video demos to teach me. It took some time, but boy was it worth the time! Now my work efficacy is so much more and of a higher quality and ease than it was with the old PC/ Windows operating system (sorry if your a PC person).

My funny story is very much true when it comes to new converts in God’s Family & Kingdom. When we come to Christ, we are used to operating by the world’s operating system of a lost sinful society around us. The way we think, reason and perceive is set to the old ways and system of our life before Christ, one that was entrenched with sin and death. That my friend is why we are invited by God to become His disciples and not just His children. We were converted to become disciples and to operate in a new and living way of life, a new and better operating system of New Life!

It’s through Discipleship that we learn about God our Father, Jesus Christ our loving savior and the wonderful Holy Spirit who comes to live with us to guide and teach us! When we learn to operate by Heaven’s operating system, life becomes so much better than the life of the world’s system of death and sin. However, it takes time to learn this. If we don’t take time to learn this, life becomes frustrating and we tend to think the Christian walk is difficult and it’s better as a life of someone under the World’s lost system. But the old system has problems that remain unfixed. Life experiences go through many crashes and lock ups. Our day to day seems so slow and burdened down.

This is the very reason why so many converted Christians don’t have lives that differ from people still under the World’s system. One that remains dominated by sin and death. They have become converts and His children through the gift of Jesus Christ, but they have not learned to walk with God in His new way of Kingdom culture and experience His quality and efficiency of New Life. They find no overcoming power in their life because of this.

So, our societies remain ungodly and influenced by the world’s culture. These converts in Christ haven’t been Discipled and remain unlearned of what Kingdom (Heaven’s) culture is and how it operates and how to manifest it in & through their own life. Therefore they can’t bring change from their present society and culture to a higher way of Life in Christ! —-Can you say, “FRUSTRATION!” That’s what life is like as a convert without discipleship.

This my friend is why need to first become a Disciple and then second go and make Disciples! Jesus said in…

…Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

I encourage you to start today in a different way. If you’re not a true disciple and only a convert, stop right now and choose to take the hand of Jesus and his yoke (a joining together of lives) as a living disciple of Christ! Then you won’t walk through life alone without Heaven’s ability. He will remain by your side to help and aide you now in His higher way of Life of Abundance!

Pray this out loud:

Father help me to begin to walk with you as a Disciple. Today I choose to take the hand of the Master, Jesus my lord and Savior, as my Guide and Teacher. I choose to take His yoke for my life and to be Taught by him! Please teach me about your Kingdom and Your way of Life through your Word! I choose to read the bible and understand your words that communicate Heaven’s system of Abundant Life for me! I open my heart to learn from you and walk with you every day in Jesus name!

  • Wonderful, I encourage you now: to spend time with God every day through prayer and reading His word to allow yourself to become a disciple of Christ by learning His commands and teachings. Ask him to teach you! (Here is a great App to use to read and have devotional studies each day – YouVersion Bible-)
  • find a local church, ask God to show you one so you can learn and grow through attending each week. Start by visiting several in your community to find the specific one for you!
  • connect with a local body of Christian friends that can help you grow and learn of Kingdom Culture and Life!

 Start bringing change to your world and culture through Christ as a Disciple of Heaven’s operating system of Heavenly Life!

A New Year, a New Start!

A New Year of Greater Purpose!

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.    ——    Ps. 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth- Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear And will trust in the Lord.

 A New Year! Here we go again, the start of another new year!

Are you ready or are you just kind of stumbling into the New Year in question of what happened last year. Many times we can be overwhelmed with so many happenings and so many missed opportunities of the last year that our mind or soul becomes so consumed, congested and our processor slows down and we forget to reboot (Many of you who own Microsoft Window Operating Systems know what I mean, the need for many reboots).

The Lord has encouraged myself to start afresh. In Isaiah 43:18-19 it reads “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.

In this New year may we take time to reboot our soul and start afresh with God’s Program and Purpose. We can do this by taking time to fast and wait on the Lord in Prayer and Meditation on His will & purpose. Fasting and waiting on the Lord in prayer is the greatest way to renew God’s vision in your life and to hear His clear direction for the specific steps and goals of this year we have started.

An Interesting Note, the word wait here in Ps. 40:1 is the Hebrew word qâvâh (kaw-vaw’) that carries the meaning to bind together (by twisting and weaving together, making stronger), and also means to tarry, look and expect. May we in this New year take time to bind ourselves together or twist and weave our thoughts, desires, and life together with Jesus’ strength & life, His purpose and victory. May we stop and look on Him and expect Him to move in our lives to bring many others to this God life inside of us through our precious savior Jesus! Together let’s Wait on the Lord (twist, bind and weave together with Him) and Walk out the Greater Purpose of this New Year in the Power of Christ!

In Ps. 40:1-3 we find 6 benefits that happen when we Wait on the Lord:

I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me,

#1 God will Incline to you! This word Incline means to turn aside and to stretch oneself out to another. Hear we see that when we make God the priority and first thing we seek, by waiting on Him, He turns aside to us and stretches Him self out with everything He is to us. Think about that. Whatever you need in the new year, if we are waiting on Him and giving Him first place, He is stretching out to us resources, aid, abilities, grace & much more for our success in the new year!

And heard my cry.

#2 God is listening to you! God Almighty the creator of all things is hearing your prayers and concerns. His ears are open to your prayers. Understand that in seeking Him at the start of this New Year, the heavens are not brass and God is not too far off or distant for you to reach in prayer. He hears you loud and clear. This gives you faith to pray and talk to Him, knowing that He is the loving Father who listens and acts for His children!

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,

      Out of the miry clay,

#3 God is bringing you up and out! What are the circumstances in your life that seem to be an inescapable pit. Those circumstances that you have tried to climb out of in your own thinking and ability that seems to be like running in clay. You spin your wheels and spin your wheels, but to no avail you get nowhere. However, by waiting on Him, you give Him first place to speak & reveal answers and keys to your deliverance & escape from that miry pit of clay! Be Still and Know Him & know His ways that bring you up to promotion in life!

  And set my feet upon a rock,

      And established my steps.

#4 God will place you into a place of stability, success and purpose! In waiting on God, He always reveals who you are in Christ and His finished work of victory! From that point He also reveals your specific purpose and steps in life. He establishes His purpose and vision in your life that gives you a Bold reason to Live for! His steps for your life will always be founded in the victory of Jesus. With every step you take now, you can be assured that you will not slip or fall for you are walking in an established, purposeful step of divine victory & direction. This gives you faith and boldness for the New year!

He has put a new song in my mouth—

      Praise to our God;

#5 God will fill you with Joy, Fulfillment & Praise! It never fails that as one waits on the Lord in Prayer, he/she will always come out full of Joy and a sense of fulfillment in their soul & outlook. When you spend time with your Creator, you fulfill what you where created for, a divine relationship with Him. Your heart and soul become overwhelmed with His joy and life and then from the inside comes a new song totally new and inspired by His love. He puts a skip in your step and a song on your lips. Depression and discouragement flees and dark clouds dispel away from your thoughts and sight. You can see His good future and a divine hope. Praise Him forever more!

      Many will see it and fear,

      And will trust in the Lord.

#6 God will use you as a Testimony that will bring others to Christ! After waiting on the Lord, you begin to walk out the victory of Christ in your own life. Your purpose filled life that is filled with joy and peace becomes a magnet that others become jealous of. “How can someone in such desperate and dark times walk in such joy and success?” they will ask. One reason- “Because of He who died so that we may truly Live the Good Life!” will be the answer that opens sin-darkened hearts to the cleansing love and life of Christ!

Prayer and Confession: Lord may I take time now to stop and wait on you in prayer and praise. You have done so much in my life this past year. I desire now to let go of the old and start afresh in your higher purpose, life and victory in Christ. I will take time out of my schedule to wait on you. In those times I will bind and twist myself together with You and Your purpose! You are lifting me out of impossible circumstances for my feet are founded on the Rock of Christ Jesus. Thank you for stretching Yourself out into my life through your son Jesus! Your thoughts are my thoughts, Your life is my life, Your purpose is my purpose and Your victory & success is now my victory & success! I praise you and through my life of praise, please bring abundance of men & women into your Kingdom this year! In Jesus name, Amen!

Many Thanks to all those who partner with us to Fulfill Christ’s Commission in East Asia. Your help is enabling us to equip and empower more laborers for an area of the World (Over 2 Billion people) where less than 20% have heard saving knowledge of Jesus! Would you consider partnering together with us?

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Reaching East Asia for CHrist!

Partnering for Eternal Treasures…

James 5:7 Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the (precious) valuable harvest to ripen (fruit or Treasure of the earth).

When you think about the Last Days we currently live in and you look at the despair, the tragedies, terrorism, social injustices, political and racial divisions, one can be discouraged and think it’s time for Christians to give up their difficult labor and pray for the Lord’s soon & quick return. However, we must not be so quick to think only of ourselves and our difficulties! Yes, we do suffer as Christians (much much more so in Asia than other places) but we must focue our eyes on the Greater picture and goal!

James 5:7 tells us to be Patient! Something very hard to do in our current culture of quick appeasement, internet high speed downloads, quick hot sugary fast foods and instant orders from Amazon with only two day shipments. Funny to think of the conveniences we have and even more so now than our previous generations. But even in this quick high speed society, we forget to embrace the power of Patience and understand a Season and Timing to one’s labor!

You see planting for a harvest takes time, work and Patience! When looking at a natural harvest, the results that are reaped when done correctly with patient labor, plowing, ground preparation, planting, watering, weeding, and waiting are great. The result of our patience and labor at the end allows us to partake of the fruit we planted and labored for. We must also not forget that there is a Spiritual principal here for a Supernatural Spiritual Harvest among the lives of People!

God is waiting patiently for the Precious, Valuable Fruit/Harvest or Treasure of the Earth. Not physical produce, gold, money or natural food, but Human lives! You see He gave or Sowed His own Son for a great purpose. To reap the hearts of men and women that were sin-stained, forsaken and corrupted to be transformed into New Creations through the seed of His Son, Jesus! For humanity to be Re-created by His life giving power and love!

How? By the sowing/planting of the power of the Good News of Jesus Christ and His death/judgement in our place, or for what we deserved, for the societies of mankind. This proclamation and testimony of the work of Christ and ones belief and trust in that work of Christ, transforms lives! This is done through one on one witnessing, outreach ministry projects and making disciples that reveal Christ in every area of our society. See, God wants everyone to hear of His Loving Gift as much as possible. Sometimes that means having to spend time praying and talking to others within a long term relationship. All for people that don’t see, understand and know of His amazing Love yet!

That means our world and society around us, no matter how difficult it has become, is our harvest field to work in to reveal Christ Jesus that others might receive God’s free eternal gift of life. Some of the people we sow the message of Jesus with come to Christ quickly but for others it takes a season of time. The seed we share with them sometimes has to root down and grow. The most important thing is that God wants a harvest in their life and establish them in the full redemption of Christ and His restoration. This is made possible through obedient disciples that actively share His message and love with as many as possible in their given life time for as long as it takes. Which takes Patience!

So it’s not just about us and how quickly we can get a job done because of the difficulties of this world, but more so about the people around us and how valuable they are. Can you imagine your neighbor being found without Christ at Christ’s soon return. What a true tragedy that would be.

So, as the World gets darker and becomes harder to tolerate, may we be Patient and shine brighter and brighter each day with the testimony of Christ! May we reap lives of people around us changed by the Gift of God’s Love in Christ Jesus! Their lives become Eternal Treasures & A great Harvest that God our Father has been waiting for since the beginning of creation. So, push on for Him today and sow His message through your everyday testimony and learn to love patiently with your life each and every day. Harvest time is coming soon but may we finish our lifetime and labor with the Eternal Treasure of people we are called to reach for Christ in these Last days!

Project REACh exists to bring the gift of Christ Jesus to the people of Asia through empowering & equipping Asian nationals to reach their own people. Consider partnering with us and Supporting our Work in Asia. To give Click Here: Supporting Project R.E.A.Ch.!!

Philippines 4:17 “Not that I desire the Gift, but that I desire the fruit that may abound to your account because of your giving!”


Thanks to all that make it possible for us to continue to fulfill Christ’s Commission to the people of Eastern Asia!