Thursday is for Discipleship
I was praying and preparing for a counseling appointment with a young Christian and thought of C.J. Mahaney’s The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing. As I reread the book, I thought some of C.J.’s counsel was relevant for all of us so here’s the outline:
How do you keep the Gospel the main thing? Here’s five simple suggestions:
Memorize the Gospel. [This is a great suggestion to encourage the soul. We never graduate from the Gospel which is the whole point of C.J.’s book.]……
Pray the Gospel. [Nothing helps meditation on the word of God than prayer centered in the Gospel. This is great counsel.]
Sing the Gospel. [I know of a couple whose marriage was saved when they simply began to fill their apartment with Gospel centered music. It changed the melody of their hearts by reminding them of both what Christ had done and how they should and wanted to live.]
Review how the Gospel has changed you. [Remembering what God has done over time is a great encouragement to hope in what God is still committed to changing now.]
Study the Gospel. [We will spend eternity plumbing the depths of what God was doing in the Gospel. And all of our plumbing of that depth will produce greater wells of joy. Surely studying the gospel now will do the same.]
(The Cross Centered Life, 89 pages )
Get the book.
Read the Book.
Counsel the Book.
Recommend the Book.
Live the Book.