I have always had a Heart for Pastors – their job is one of the hardest ones that I know of. I am just starting to get to know my Pastors and will be having lunch with them tomorrow. I would like to know what their vision is and how I can help them…
Pastor Shaun finished the book of Hebrews yesterday and Chapter 13 has some great advice for all of us to follow in regards to those who have been put in charge of teaching us.
Verse 7 below talks about the Wisdom of our Leaders who teach us and that it should be one that we follow. One of the main reasons I attend the church that I do is because of Pastor Shaun – he has been given a great gift of interpreting the Bible and it is Wisdom that I can Imitate.
7. Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.
Then towards the end of this chapter (Below) comes one of the strongest challenges for us in regards to our Pastors. The first one is something that is an Act of Worship and should not be taken lightly. We must fall into Obedience and submit to our leaders – this is an Act that we must do to encourage them and lift them up. This is one of the few Oaths that I take and it is a very important one to me and that is for me to be Obedient to the leadership of the church that I attend.
17. Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you. 18. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.
Then verse 18 talks about Praying for them – this is a must – our leaders have to be covered with Prayer.
One of GMM’s newest changes is – what will men come away with when they attend a GMM Conference (Statement below). The Acronym we came up with is DEPTH – and when you look at the H – it is one that talks about supporting your Pastors vision. Our Pastors have been given Vision’s from God on how to lead their people and we need to honor that.
Men will come away with “D.E.P.T.H.”
Deeper – relationship with Christ.
Encouragement – from community and Holy Spirit.
Passion – renewed, celebration of our gifts and talents.
Team – Band of Brothers, Unity in Community.
Home Church – daily bread and support of the pastor’s vision
So my question to you is: Do you fall under Obedience to the Leaders of your church and do you Pray for them.
This is one of the most important acts of Worship that we can do.