This year we must spend as much time reaching out to Christian ministries as much as we do the secular clubs. We must be calling them and building the brotherhood with them just like we do with our own guys.
As we work to expose hidden sin in our lives and drop DEPTH CHARGES on them, God has exposed a real fault in me, and that I have allowed in Disciple. We have at times spoken against and held grudges against other Christian organizations. We look down on them for one reason or another, for being rude to us, standing in our way, for what their patch looks like, for being an MM when we are an MC or just for plain incompetence. This is wrong. Prov 30:10 Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty. God doesn't like it when we bash other Christians. Even if they did us wrong in the past. And some have. Time to move on.
Just as God forgives us and looks past our faults, we must do the same with other ministries. Not only must we drop all frustration anger and malice against them, but we must pray for them, their prosperity, and that their path before God be successful. God has different strokes for different folks, and we may not be on the same stroke, but we are headed the same direction. Toward the cross.
Honor means being respectful, friendly and helpful to them, building them up and finding ways to praise them. It does not mean having grudges in the MC tradition against them. They are not the Hatfields and we are not the McCoy's. The devil is, and we must unite to fight him. We know the devil wants to splinter us, so we must come together. We lose the respect of the secular world if we can't come together with the other Christians.
Honor means reaching out to them and asking how we can help them. Calling them and building the brotherhood with them just like we do with our own guys. Our goal is to build up men and reach 1‰ers. Rather than fly fishing by ourselves, it's time to sew our nets together with the other ministries and start truly multiplying the catch. Communicate with them. Share information, invite them to runs, show up at their runs just like we do 1% runs.
Trust me when I say they see us and know us. And quite frankly they look up to us. It's time to be an example of Christian unity, and show how it's done. It's time to be cool to Christians. Eventually they will come around. And if they dont: Prov 25:22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club
Sewing Nets Together http://disciplecmcblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/sewing-nets-together.html