I have been reading The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard. He is no longer on earth, but I have read some of his other work (on the Spiritual Disciplines) and find much of what he has to say thought provoking and real.
I have never been intentionally discipled by an individual. I want to invute you to think this through with me..
Basically, this is the question that I use as a basis for discipleship in my life. (Willard uses the word 'apprentice' a lot. I kinda like that.) In Jesus' day, He would approach a prospective disciple and simply say "Follow me."
What does it look like for us to follow Him in the year 2020? He is not physically present. It's not about travelling from Nazareth to Jerusalem and surrounding areas, as it was for his then disciples. But just imagine what that must have been like! You would get to watch Jesus interact with all kinds of people.
Important people, rich people, sick people, poor people, religious leaders.
Just to observe Him, and to listen to Him teach - what an experience that must have been?
But we might be getting ahead of ourselves.
What does it mean for you to follow Jesus, now that He is invisible to us, but available to a much larger number of people through his ever-present Holy Spirit. ? What did the beginning of that journey look like? Let me see your comments.