Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in 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 and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20, NIV
Brian and his wife bought their first home together last year. He was excited about the tiny house even though it needed a long list of repairs before they could live in it. So, he began making a list of everything to be done.
From the carpet that had to be replaced to the locks that had to be changed, Brian was careful to note every detail. Then he called his friend, Toby, who was a handyman and had previously worked in construction.
Brian expected that he’d give the list to his friend and simply pay him when the work was completed. But rather than accept payment from his friend or do the work, Toby took time to teach Brian how to handle the repairs.
He taught him how to install kitchen cabinets, fix an electrical socket, and set up an alarm system. By the end of the project, Brian had a lot more knowledge about his house and felt equipped to handle future repairs.
What Toby did for Brian is what Jesus wanted His disciples to do. He wants you to take others under your wing and mentor them in faith. Then when they encounter problems later, they’ll know what to do because they had a faithful disciple to guide them.
God, I ask that You send someone I could assist. I want to be a true mentor and disciple to someone in need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.