Friday, July 08, 2005
All too often, we confuse conversion with discipleship so that when a new convert is fired up we push them to just do the same rather than grow first as a discipleship process. Even a wheat takes few weeks to grow and bear fruit. And it has a lot of obstacles to overcome: birds, lack of water source, thorn bushes.
Also this excitement of the conversion dies down when we encounter oppositions and stumble in our efforts and then we just give up (seed on the rock phenomenon). Rather than being discipled so that this excitement can be channeled into growth along with mentored sharing of the gospel (rather than a pat on the back and say "just go do it").