In the passage the Holy Habits materials is based on in Acts 2:47 we read “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Notice that God is credited with growing the church. This is an important principle. Every time a person becomes a Christian, it is a spiritual miracle performed by God.
We may be involved in the process as we tell people about the Lord Jesus, but ultimately, it is God
who gives eternal life.
Making disciples can sometimes seem daunting, because often people react badly to the attempt. It requires gentleness, patience, kindness, love – all the fruits of the spirit in fact (Galatians 5:22).
It is also far too easy to attempt to do it with wrong motivation, and people can spot that a mile off.
We should neither be doing it to simply grow our own congregation nor to ease our guilt.
Our motivation should be that we believe that our Lord Jesus is the answer to our deepest needs and that we want to share the wonder of His mercy and grace.
We cannot do this on our own. We need God’s help, so knowing our Bibles well is important “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Colossians 3:16), and don’t forget to pray to Him for help. “Apart
from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5)