If you've "proclaimed with you're mouth" and "believe in your heart" that "Jesus is Lord" then "you are all [daughters] of God through faith in Christ Jesus" (Gal 4:26)! So, we are sisters,and disciples; I've been praying for you!
As disciples of Jesus we are called to "feed [his] sheep" (John 21:15-21) and have been told by Jesus that we must "hate...even [our] own life" and every day pick up and "carry [our] own cross and follow [Him]" (Luke 14:25-27). Anyone who does not do this, from Jesus's mouth, "cannot be my disciple". Francis Chan wrote in his book Forgotten God, to pick up your cross and follow Him is "a call to radical faith", and I couldn't have said it better myself. Jesus is asking us to literally deny our selves in entirety, and give him everything. He tells us that we will either pick up our cross and carry it to the mount for our own crucifixion, or we will not follow him and will not be Christians. He tells his disciples that otherwise "[S]he cannot be my disciple"
No wonder he warns us to "Count the cost" just after the all-to-notorious "carry your cross verse".
Jesus began his ministry calling to out to Peter (to be) "'Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.' and at once they left there nets and followed Him" (Mark 1:16)
Even before that he "Proclaim[ed] the good news of God." to Gallille, as a symbol for what his disciples will be called to do, everyone of his disciples starting from the first two, Peter and Andrew, all the way to the equally necessary last two disciple before the final Revelation. Finally, he ends his life by saying "All authority on heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father the son and of the holy spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Now that We've defined what a disciple of Jesus is, lets make them!
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