Discipleship and Pastoral Guidance

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I can only say that I feel more and more certain and more and more happy in my inner calling to deeds in the love of Jesus, and to the discipleship of Christ in all aspects of practical life.

- Eberhard Arnold

The Christ for whom you have waited and longed has found you and taken you by the hand. His Spirit has overpowered you and taken you under his leadership. What a joy for you and all those who love you! May the shining spirit of Jesus Christ bring to your heart ever anew the living word of truth.

- Eberhard Arnold

Never burden yourself by looking far ahead. Always live one day at a time. If you can do this, you will live like children, birds, and flowers. For them each day is a lifetime. Every day unfolds new joy, new hope, even if every day may have brought you new shadows and new nightfall. Every day you may have broken down in guilt and failure. Every day may have shown you your helplessness a thousandfold. Yet each new day brings new sun, new air, and new grace.

- Eberhard Arnold

Additional Reading for Discipleship and Pastoral Guidance

The Prayer God Answers
Eberhard Arnold describes the kind of prayer that pleases God, and the power of prayer to transform our lives and our world.
Inner Words
Daily meditations selected by Emmy Arnold from the writings of her husband Eberhard Arnold, as well as those of Augustine, Blumhardt, Bodelschwingh, Deitrich Bonhoeffer, Meister Eckhart, Hermann Loens, Martin Luther, Thomas a Kempis, Hudson Taylor and others.
When the Time Was Fulfilled
The meditations in this collection witness to the fact that the birth of Jesus is more than history – it is a reality – but only for those who feel their need and are personally ready to come to the manger.
Inner Land: The Inner Life
A trusted guide into the inner realm where our spirits find strength to master life and live for God.