This was supposed to be published in the month of October 2017, but life set in and, well, here it is.
Welcome to the month of This month’s blogger collaboration is about professions that have touched our lives in some fashion. Please be sure to visit all collaborators. Each one of us has A different story to share. The funny thing is, you just might see some similarities because, God simply works that way.
Here is my story:
A pastor is one of the hardest professions any human can be called into. Pastor’s can certainly change many lives every single day.
In the run of a normal week, a pastor will do one or all of the following :
- preach a sermon
- Shepherd a congregation
- lead their staff
- counsel marriages
- counsel anyone
- Officiate weddings
- Officiate funerals
- Attend Meetings & travel for speaking engagements
- Hospital visits
- Serve on a board
- Baptize new believers
What do they do for each of us:
- They remind us about a God who redeems and guides us. A God who loves us unconditionally
- They teach and model what a good marriages looks like. families
- They help us build strong relationships with our families and our church families.
- Counsel people that are broken and hurting.
- They help us to see our lives more clearly.
- They help us learn and remember the difference between right and wrong.
- If we didn’t have pastors to shepherd us, we would continue living in darkness.
- They are consistently under the microscope of parishioners and non-parishioners.
Pastors wear so many hats at one time. If we sit down for a moment and think about life, we will see that at one point in just about everyone’s lifetime, they will encounter the services of a pastor.
We are all born and we will all die. You might want to make finding a pastor, one of your top priorities.
Here is a Tribute to some of the pastor’s in my lifetime — past and present.
They have allowed God to use each of them. All have touched my life and have assisted in molding me to be the person I am today.
Every day, I pray for each of pastor listed below. I’m grateful for them:
Pastor Ronald Eagleton – Mt. Rose Church of God in Christ Crosby, TX
“Just like there is an exit ramp on a freeway; there is an entrance ramp to get back on the right track to life.”
Pastor Joel Osteen – Lakewood church – Houston, TX
“The grass is only greener where you water it”
Pastor Mel Ayres – In His Presence Church, Wooodland Hills, CA
“Flashlights look silly where there is light. You must go where there is darkness to be the light.”
Pastor Jesse Bailey – Legacy Family Church – West Hills, CA
“God establishes boundaries as a defense against destruction. “
Pastor Dudley Rutherford – Sheperd Church – Porter Ranch, CA
“If you can’t control the man on the inside, you will never control the man on the outside.”
Pastor Brett Jones Grace Church– Humble, TX
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
Pastor Scott Jones – Grace Church Humble, TX
“Use your time wisely, gain knowledge, and use the moments today to prepare for today”
Thank you for allowing me to shate, what I believe, is one of the most important professions today. A world without pastor’s would be more sad, dark, and much more evil.
Please visit all bloggers that’s a part of this month’s collaboration:
Ajibola Sunday @ Inspirational Motivation
Barb Caffrey @ Barb Caffrey’s Blog
Camilla Motte @ Moms on the Go
Divyang Shah – I think my way
Jothish Joseph @ TheJothishJosephBlog
Jane Love @ Harmonious Joy
Nicolle K @ Stories of a Highly Sensitive Introvert
Sadaf Siddiqi. Taking One Step
Sonyo Estavillo @ ‘Lil Pick Me Up
Tajwar Fatma @ LifeAsWeHaveNeverKnownIt