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Balancing “Length and Width” in Discipleship

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When I speak about “length and width” in discipleship, I am speaking of how long are we going with someone, and how wide an audience are we disciplining?

We all have limitations.  We can only be stretched so far.  Think of it like a rubber band: You could stretch it really wide or you could stretch it so that it is really long.  Or you can shape it so that it stretches (though not as far) in both directions.  When we think about the length and width of our own discipleship we need to take an inventory:

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Reflections on Suffering

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Suffering and it’s fruits

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

I have been a Christian for years, but there are days when I read this verse, and I just want to scream.  Scream out in pain. Anger. Frustration.  I believe this verse.  But I ask: “Why do things have to be like THIS!?” My own suffering.  The suffering of friends and family.  Total strangers.  At times, it’s like a vice closing around my heart and all I can do is weep and scream.

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