A Vision for True Discipleship – You are invited!

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Matthew 16:24 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'”

📖 Reflection

A Call to Self-Denial

Matthew 16:24 is a clarion call to true discipleship, where self-denial, sacrifice, and a daily commitment to following Christ are paramount. Jesus beckons us to let go of worldly desires and find our purpose in Him.

A Vision to Guide Us

The hymn “Be Thou My Vision” is a heartfelt prayer that God would be our guiding star, our wisdom, and our treasure. The story behind this hymn dates back to the 6th century, and it’s attributed to an Irish saint who focused on seeing Christ above all else. What is your vision for your walk with Christ?

The Purpose-Driven Life

Christ’s call is not to an aimless existence but a life filled with purpose and direction. Our true calling aligns with the Kingdom’s values. How are you aligning your daily life with God’s purpose for you?

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Dependence on God

As the hymn expresses, our true vision and guidance come from total dependence on God. He is our wisdom and our shield. How are you leaning into God’s strength and guidance in your daily decisions?

Assurance of God’s Promises

Christ’s call to discipleship is also a promise of His presence and grace. Just as the hymn reassures us of God’s leadership, we must rest in His promises. What promises of God are you clinging to today?

A Responsive Action

Embracing Christ’s call requires a conscious, purpose-driven response. It is a journey that takes courage, resilience, and steadfast faith. What actions are you taking to demonstrate your commitment to Christ’s call?

🎵 Hymn Reflection: “Be Thou My Vision”

May this ancient hymn be our prayer as we seek to walk in faith, guided by God’s wisdom, fueled by His love, and secured by His promises.

Be Thou My Vision
Story Behind the Hymn “Be Thou My Vision”

🙏 Prayer

Lord, be our vision, our wisdom, and our true word. Help us to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow You with unwavering commitment. In all things, may we see You and depend on You. In Jesus Name, Amen.