Journal Entry Date: February 27, 1997 "Had a very good discussion with Kevin tonight. I had almost decided that he wasn't ready to be discipled, but he showed great interest tonight. We discussed everything from prayer effectiveness, reaching out to the lost, and how God prepares & equips us. We decided to continue studying Proverbs …
At this point, I was still really struggling with what it meant to mentor or disciple someone else. I tended to approach it in a teacher-student kind of way, which was appropriate at times, but still short of what it should have been.
Being a follower of Jesus isn't an easy path to walk. But even in those times when we are not being faithful, God is always faithful and is always at work.
I have been convicted. We were interviewing new deacon candidates tonight. All the questions and all the responses kept hammering me with my own failures.