Innately, everyone called by God desires to do something great for Him. God wants to and promises to reveal Himself to His sons, but this doesn’t just happen because we accept Christ as our Savior.
The Steward’s Calling offers an additional, optional program within The Seed that is available to those who feel called to experience it and grow in this way. Although we’ve put an incredible amount of effort into this portion of The Seed and feel it might be the most valuable thing we’ve created, we also feel like it has been freely given from the Lord and don’t feel that we can charge for this. So it’s a free extra component within The Steward’s Calling added to the work that we are already doing for clients.
At the same time, God will only use it to grow those who are called to (and hungry to grow through) this process and so we would encourage you not to complete this portion if you do not feel this hunger. We (you and your advisor) will spend significant time going through this additional workbook and none of us want to waste our limited time. The Lord might be calling you to focus on other means for your growth in Him at this time and if that’s the case, this discipleship process would be a waste of time.
On the other hand, if you sense the Lord nudging you to move forward with this process AND you are hungry to see how He might grow you through this process, then this should be an important opportunity to lay additional foundation for your spiritual life.
If this is you, we are excited to help you walk through this process of learning the fundamentals of the spiritual life. Whether you have been on your faith walk for many years or are just beginning, God is truly raising sons on the earth like never before. He is calling those who are willing to lay down their lives for Him and live the lives He calls you to. He wants to teach you to grow, just as Christ did, to be able to hear His voice as He speaks to you directly so that you can obediently follow Him wherever He calls you.
This is not an easy choice. Many Christians will quickly say that they are willing to give up their lives for Christ, but it is a much harder thing to actually do. The good news is that as long as you are willing and have this deep desire, He will do the hard work for you.
And your life will never be the same! There is no greater joy than seeing God move powerfully in your life and in the circumstances around you! Or of experiencing His love as He directly shows it to you. Or of experiencing His power as He moves in ways that defy the laws of the physical world. But these things are simply side benefits to experiencing the amazing truth that God sees you as a special son whom He wants to teach all of His ways to so that you can take a special place within and represent Him to all of His Creation! He wants you to know Him as He knows you! This is what you were made for. This is what Christ came to redeem in the fallen Man. Yet this is far below the normal Christian life that most experience.
The Seed Discipleship Program and Workbook aim to help you get started on this journey by laying a foundation of the spiritual life. We can see from the scriptures that these things were taught by Jesus to His disciples and by those Apostles to the early Church. You will notice that the 16 foundational truths are woven throughout scripture. And yet they were not written in any letter because they were always taught in person. The letters simply refer to these things which had previously been taught.
You’ll grow in understanding in the following areas:
- Gospel of the Kingdom
- God’s Image and Likeness
- The Fall and its Consequences
- The Cross
- Restored back to the Father: Son and Orphan
- The Gift and Work of the Holy Spirit: Resurrection Power and Eternal Life
- Spiritual Gifts and Fruits
- Three Compartments of Man and the Work of Sanctification
- Disciplined by the Father and Self-Discipline
- The Order of Melchizedek
- Ministry under the New Covenant
- The Body of Christ and our Role in it
- The Government & the Economy of the Kingdom of God
- Spiritual Reality, Order and Wisdom
- Natural Laws and Spiritual Laws
- Laws in the Kingdom of God
Again, this one program will not be the end of spiritual growth, but instead will be an incredible new beginning if you seek Him through it. We believe that He will plant a mighty seed in you which He will never stop growing as you achieve more of His Likeness bear more of His fruit. Wherever you are in your development, He wants to grow you into His mature Son.
Is this process for you?
This post is Part 4 in the new series The Steward’s Calling. To continue with this series, click on Pt 5. To use this as a growth tool to better understand your own calling, you might start by reading Part 1, Pt 2 and Pt 3.
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