This is a very good meditation from John G Butler on Discipleship.
Several Resolutions For Those Who Are Serious About Their Calling
William Law (1686-1761 A. D.) in his classic work, “A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life” puts forth some thought-provoking ideas for the committed follower of Jesus Christ:
“The devout… are people who do not live to their own will, or in the way and spirit of the world, but only to the will of God. Such people consider God in everything, and make every aspect of their lives holy by doing everything in the name of God and in a way that conforms to God’s glory.”
“[The Savior and His apostles] teach us:
To renounce the world and be different in our attitudes and ways of life (Ephesians 4:17-24)
To be as newborn babes who are born into a new state of things (1 Peter 2:2, 3)
To profess the blessedness of mourning, to seek the blessedness of poverty of spirit (Matthew 5:3, 4)
To strive to enter through the straight gate into a life of eternal glory.” (Matthew 7:13, 14)
Facts of the Matter: Daily Devotionals.