The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2
The bible calls it making disciples.
Today in the church it is called mentoring. It all boils down to this:
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I gave my life to Christ when I was 19 through the faithful and gentle friendship of a girl in college named Sharron. When the time came for her to answer some of the deep and disturbing questions that had plagued my heart for years, she often responded, “I don’t know the answer to that. But I’ll find it and get back to you.”
And she did come back with an answer from the bible; Every.Single.Time.
What I didn’t know at the time was:
- Sharron would take MY questions back to the woman who was discipling her: Evie.
- Evie was a fascinating woman with great biblical wisdom and insight. Evie had been discipled by a gal named Deannie.
- Deannie’s prayer, as a young woman in college, had been, “Lord, bring me a woman I can pour my life into.”
Do you see the pattern here?
My legacy of discipleship/mentoring is several generations long. Not biological generations – but spiritual generations of women with hearts and passions to see younger women grow and mature in their faith; to pass on this vision and legacy to generations to come.
The women I disciple/mentor today have Deannie to thank! From God’s heart to Deannie, to Evie, to Sharron, to me.
I praise God for these women and their faithfulness to His calling of being Titus Two older women (even when they were quite young); generation after generation after generation!
How are YOU pouring your life into faithful women? How are YOU passing on the legacy of discipling/mentoring for the Kingdom of God?
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All Scripture quotations are taken from the NASB.
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