Saturday, May 26, 2012

Are You Serving Roast Pastor for Dinner & a Slice of Wife for Dessert?

What did you have for dinner today? Was "Roast Pastor" the main course with a side of "slice the wife" for dessert?

When God gave us shepherds (pastors), He didn't give us leaders who would always agree with us or minister messages that would make us feel good all the time.

Pastors serve to challenge you, empower you to get up from your situation and make the changes necessary in order to bring you into your assigned place in Christ. Pastors feed you the meat of God's heart, and that may mean "most times" feasting on meals you may not necessarily like or desire in your "diet".

So the next time you want to have "roast your pastor" for dinner and complain about what he did or didn't do, say or didn't say, why not breathe a word of prayer and ask the Lord to keep his foot from being tripped, tricked, or trapped. Pray that his eyes and ears be guarded and that he pursues a heart for God that knows no boundaries. Pray that the Lord will use him/her mightily and that the anointing of Christ be seen in each service and heard in each message. Pray that God surround him/her with believers that will uphold him, encourage him, be there for him, and pray for the expansion and growth of the ministry.

While we are yet still on the subject, if your pastor is married, please DON'T FORGET to pray for her too; for she is a vital part (or should be if she's not) of the ministry and the man of God's life and she co-pastors with her husband (whether it's acknowledged or not). Too many folks try to make the pastor's wife "irrelevant" and behave almost like she's non-existent. They fail to recognize that she is God's vessel too.

So, the next time you are "tempted" to serve "roast pastor" for dinner and his wife for "dessert", why not decide to serve a plate of "thanksgiving" seasoned with God's love and sprinkled with His grace instead. Ask God to help YOU and show YOU HOW to be a blessing to them. Who knows, one day you may just be called to the office of a pastor or you may be called to serve with your husband as a "pastor's wife".

Lord, help us to keep our words short and sweet just in case we ever have to eat them. 

Jeremiah 3;15 - And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Narda Goodson 
First Lady of Whitewright, Texas

~Narda Goodson, ©2012 Daily Doses of Gospel "PiLLs"
Official Website: http://nardagoodson.org 
Women's Network: http://predestinedbygod.com 

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