Saturday, September 18, 2010
How to understand and support your pastor ?
What do you know about a pastor? Is the pastor more holy than other ?Is the pastor free from sin and temptation ? Is the pastor a human or a superman? Questions like that will always come to our mind. It is better to know the journey of a pastor ,so that we will see the job of a pastor from a different perspective.
1. The pastor is nothing but a called person from God
God can use anyone in this world to accomplish His will if He wants to. But some Christians will receive a special calling from God to be a pastor and it is totally God’s sovenighty. He never called a perfect Christian to do such a job since there is no perfect Christian in this world. In fact, many pastors are so weak in many ways that they always try to disobey or avoid the calling in the beginning. The pastors know that it is never an easy job as a pastor but to response on God’s calling, they accept it by faith and obedient as a result.
2. The pastor is a person who need prayer all the times
Who will be the first person that the devil wants to attack in the church.? Of course it will be the pastor. Why ? It is because the pastor is the sherperd of the church and the leader who will motivate and teach Christians to share the gospel to the world. The pastor should be a person who will always preach God’s word and win the lost souls for Christ. That means he is always trying to stop people from going to hell. No wonder the Satanic force will surely wants to attack the pastor all the times in order to destroy God’s church as a result. That’s why a pastor will always face temptation and attack and sometimes more than the general Christians of the church. No wonder you need to pray for your pastor everyday and ask the Lord Jesus to send His angels to always protect the pastor from being attack.It is your job to pray for your pastor everyday.
3. The pastor is a human who will sometimes feel discourage and lack of faith as well
Don’t think that a pastor who always encourage you to have faith in God will never be discouraged in his daily living.The pastor is a just a human and not a superman.He will always experience stress and failure from the church members and also anything happen in his life as well.We need to understand the pastor as we expect others to understand us.We have to love the pastor and always encourage him when we sense that the pastor might be upset on anything.It is better to be an angel to your pastor and show your support and love to the servant of God at all times.It is always a blessing to have a pastor in your life,so make sure you will treasure this God-send sherperd for you and your church. Do you know that there are many churches in this world which has no pastor at all or for a long time?If you have one,just treasure whoever you have.He may not a person who you will like to be with at all times but try your best to show respect and submissive to your pastor as long as he or she is leading and teaching everyone according to the Bible.
Your pastor may not be a perfect person and will sometimes make mistakes and even committed to sin as well.When things like that happen,don’t judge your pastor because God will do this part and you are not the one to judge others.However,you can show your opinion with love and always express your forgiveness in Christ.That will be the best way to rebuild your pastor when he or she is down and fall from sin.If every Christian can love the pastor of the church,the pastor will surely do a better job and fulfill God’s will in a better way.
May God bless you and your pastor as well.