Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Daily - 10/15/08

Proverbs 27:17

17 As iron sharpens iron, so man sharpens his fellow man.

This verse describes discipleship in a nutshell. Spiritual development occurs in many ways, and one of these ways is by spending time with people of faith and learning from them. The best spiritual growth I’ve had in my life has come through one-on-one relationships with folks who know more than me. The fact of the matter is that our priests just don’t have enough hours in the day to minister to everyone on an individual level.

Over the last few years I’ve developed a strong passion for discipleship. All of us have had great mentors in our lifetime, and we’ve learned so much from them. In my opinion, the best gift that we can give a person who has spiritual hunger is to commit our time to them. Walk together with them, be true friends to them, and minister to their needs. Pray with them, spend time in the Word with them, and discuss spirituality with them.

The investment of time with another Christian brother bears fruit that will last a lifetime. That’s a great way to pile up treasures in heaven.