Today on Perry and Shawna Mornings take the next steps in your walk with Jesus! First, Jesus has called us to make disciples. To help others learn the way of Jesus.
Being a disciplemaker looks like Shawna’s friend Linda. Linda has opened up her life to Shawna. She’s seen Linda parent a son through some difficult teenage years, love her husband through a long battle with mental health, watched Linda offer grace to a daughter who has broken her heart, and seen Linda stay joyful through life’s hardest moments. Making disciples looks like Linda: “Watch me live my life in Jesus.” Maybe this is your next step in the journey.
Then, in our journey with Jesus, we need a Paul, somebody out in front of us, showing us a path we haven’t yet walked. We need a Barnabas by our side to encourage us and we can encourage them. And we need a Timothy behind us. Someone who hasn’t yet walked as far as we have, and we can show them the way. Or to put it in Lord of the Rings language, we need an Aragorn out in front, we need a Sam by our side, and we need a Pippen behind us.
If you don’t have these three relationships in your life, consider making this your next step in the journey. And finally, maybe God has put a Kingdom dream in your heart. But you don’t know if you should move forward. You’re waiting for God to say, “Move,” but he’s silent. It could be that He’s silent because he wants you to trust him enough to step out and take the risk. If we never take the leap of faith, we’ll never see God do the impossible!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.