Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Exceptional leaders mentor and disciple through their lifestyle. Jesus is the prime example!
Long before the church as we know it was established, the plans for discipleship began within the home. Moses had just returned to the people with the ten commandments, God’s instruction to His people. You’ll quickly notice the progression of how the people were to handle God’s Word. First, it was to be on their heart. Second, these instructions were meant to be impressed in the midst of a lifestyle. Moses did not tell the people to come back next week for another impression, he told them to live this out daily.
Each Sunday I long to be in the presence of fellow believers. Sharing in a time of corporate worship radically shapes my heart. What happens the other six days is also incredibly important. Consider how you can integrate discussion about God into your daily routine. Imagine what regular conversations with others about God would do to both encourage you and build your faith. God made us for that. Hebrews 13:3 says, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”
DO THIS TODAY: Have a spiritually focused conversation today.