B Moments, discipleship

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Luke 6:40 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about the difference between discipleship and dependence. I began pondering this during my recent visit to my 97-year-old grandmother, Millie, in Denver.

She has always been an advocate of handling all business affairs well before her death so that we don’t have any surprises. That way, we’re not dependent, or like deer in headlights when her transition occurs. Instead, we will focus on continuing the values and the foundation that she has laid out for our family.

When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about the instructions God gave to Moses about the same situation. God told him to lay his hand on Joshua so that God’s work would not falter or go by the wayside when Moses made his transition.

What’s critical in the time of transition is that we prepare people to fill the space that is left, instead of becoming dependent after the transition.

Therefore, I find these words comforting to me as I think about raising my own children and passing a torch on to them: “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” Luke 6:40 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, let us inspire a spirit of discipleship rather than one of dependence.