Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Weekend Word of Encouragement to Pastors

Here is a link to a post over at the The Gospel Coalition website:

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/rayortlund/2013/05/16/daily-slogging-in-the-power-of-the-spirit/

Here is the comment I posted in response.

This kind of faithfulness leaves a legacy in the lives that it touched and influenced…even to the third and fourth generation. In our roles as pastors/spiritual leaders we should seek to be faithful, not famous.


 After giving my response some additional thought, I would rewrite the last sentence as such...In our roles as pastors/spiritual leaders we should strive to be faithful, not seek to be famous.  There is a striving, a working, even an agonizing that is required in the pursuit of faithfulness.  Striving is required if we are to remain faithful to the call of God upon our life.  Striving is required because there will be obstacles to overcome in order for us to remain faithful.  Striving is required in order for our faithfulness to be tested and measured.  Striving is required in order for our faithfulness to be considered just that...faithfulness.  Striving is required for us to be truly God glorifying.

On that day the Lord will say, "Well done my good and faithful servant." not "Well done my good and famous servant." as we enter into His joy.

Fellow pastors, let us strive together to be faithful, and may His joy be full in us.

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