About R. Cody Smith – Christian Discipleship

R. Cody Smith ~ Christian Discipleship ~ Missionary Life

Extreme Christian DiscipleshipI know who you are and why you are here. You know something is missing, the pieces don’t all fit, and your spiritual life is still not all that the Bible has promised. Welcome then, welcome to the real world, welcome to extreme discipleship, the heavy lifting of the faithful. Join with us then, if you will. Perhaps we can help each other to find the way.

Being a disciple of Christ involves a lot more than just becoming a Christian. Discipleship is not an event, it’s a process, and it is the occupation of the courageous, it is the way of the cross for those that are willing to be broken in order to be remade. As we walk in this way of Jesus, slowly but surely we are changed, and we actually begin to look like the one we follow. In the beginning the way is smooth, level, and well marked by the passage of many before us. However as we progress along roads less traveled the way becomes increasingly more challenging.

It has been said that discipleship is the work of applying discipline to our flesh nature in, study, prayer, and devotion, in order to become poised where God can do for us, that which we are unable to do for ourselves. Perhaps even more important, being a disciple also means developing an intimate relationship with the living God, and learning how to hear His voice. In this, we are able to find our way and understand the part we play in His divine purpose; which is to bring hope and life, to a lost and dying world.

Many enlightened men and women, past and present have been sent as guides to mentor generations of believers. Some of these are famous authors while many are people like you, or the person you are becoming. It seems unlikely that any one person has a complete revelation of truth, more likely, we all have a piece, something important to contribute. I invite you then to join with me in my pilgrimage if you will, and WALK THIS WAY.

My family and I live in Mexico and are currently involved in planting house churches (see church planting) Perhaps the greatest benefit of being a missionary is the continued learning experience that is required. I can’t say why, but whenever I seem to have a revelation of truth, the next thing that comes to mind is the desire to share it with others. This website is an expression of that desire that could only have come from God. Again, there is also a richness of fellowship, that for me is found with none other than that band of brothers and sisters who are also seeking the truth of Christ Jesus.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9

Caught firmly in His grip,

R. Cody Smith