Meeting My Friends
I had a dream last night about introducing people to my friends.
In the dream, I was rounding up some people who didn’t have a lot of positive life experiences. My plan was to introduce them to a few friends who had positive experiences. It took a while to find people who were interested, but I found them. I did the introductions and the lesser experienced friends hung out with the more experienced ones and began learning from them.
A second scene unfolded where the lesser experienced friends went through times of trial and testing. I watched as they dealt with one difficulty after another. I knew that the way they handled the testing and trials was much better than it would have been, had they not spent time learning from my experienced friends.
This dream doesn’t need a lot of interpretation. A major part of what we do to train and equip others for life is simply hanging out with them and letting them see how we deal with the issues of life. They learn to handle problems by observing our behavior and our attitudes. When they’re in the same situation, they have a model of success they can use.
Making disciples can be just that simple.
You don’t know it, but you’ve already done that for me. I’ve met people through your blogroll that I’ve intentionally begun to connect with and follow because I need new connections who follow Jesus and are loving and my old ones are mostly negative. I am going through testing.
Thanks Beth. Glad to hear the good report. I got your message on Facebook, but I can’t reply at the moment. Long story.
Glad you dropped by.
Excellent! Hanging out can be discipleship.
I understand. 🙂 the best part is, I think we are all learning different parts of the Kingdom, while in fellowship with each other. ♥ thanks Brother
You’re welcome, Char.
This dream is actually an answer to prayer for me. I was an orphan growing up and got the call to ministry very early childhood and was already then bruised by the church age younger than ten years old. Thank you for reporting.
I am the “spiritually” experienced in my personal family, yet I know that I know very little. I am getting to know my new spiritual family from their posts, learning those who through experience have a mature foundation that I can relate to and some beyond or behind me. Funny, none on my long time church friends ever comment on the glory realm, the new revelations etc. I would wonder what they think of my posts, but by their own absence I already know. It gives me a security to know I am not alone in my desires to enter into the new with so many others.
This is excellent, PM!
I know for myself, meeting you had a big impact on me. I saw how you treated people and the kindness you showed, and you truly asked questions about our walk also. Mitzi and I were impressed that you and your wife were a team, and friends, which you don’t see a lot anymore. My wife and I pray together, laugh, and encourage each other, and have different gifts, and I hope one day we too will impact people’s lives as Christ leads us like you two. It was kind of you to allow us to be in a tiny part of your life.