IMG_2122Yesterday I had the privilege to speak to a group of pastoral staff men in the church where I am preaching. It was a joy to share with them truths that God and my pastor graciously taught me as a staff member. As I spoke to them I was reminded how truly grateful all of God’s people should be if they have a faithful pastor.

Across this land there are hundreds of churches in need of shepherds to feed and lead the flock. If God has provided such a man for your family stop and thank the Lord today. What would it be like NOT to have a pastor?

While you are praising God, write a note to your pastor and his wife. Express your appreciation for their labor of love. Ponder these verses and then practice them…

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourself” (1 Thess. 5:12-13).

Let him that is tough in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things” (Gal. 6:6).

In my meeting this week I provided the men with a simple prayer list – 7 specific, Scriptural things to pray for their pastor. You can find the list here and use it yourself. Praise God for your pastor…and pray for him.