Well, we are here.
Yesterday was consecutive post #700. Today marks the start of the 24th month since the relaunch.
Wow, how time does fly. And yet, I know this pails in comparison to the years of service that pastors, missionaries and other church leaders have put in to the body of Christ. It fails to reach the number of sermons prepped or hours spent visiting those under hospital care. It fails to reach evangelistic efforts and time spent helping those less fortunate in the community. It does begin to reach the hours upon hours spent in prayer, seeking the face of God and the miraculous power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
While I'm proud in what God has helped accomplished through this, I know it's a fraction of a contribution. On it's own though; it looks different. And that's the power of perspective.
Certain milestones and benchmarks are reached and at times, it may seem like an opportunity to back off. For indeed, breaks are good. Everyone needs a break now and then. Yet it would be easy to look at such moments and decide to go out on a high-note, when there is still so much to do.
When we rest on our laurels and our trophies; the accomplishments we may have achieved, is usually when we are most prone to things going south. The temptation to coast is great; yet that is what begins the downward trend the moves us away from the great accomplishments that, by the grace of God, we have achieved before hand.
So, while congrats may be in order, be encouraged to keep up the good work and fight the good fight of faith.
Thanks for joining me once again; as we pray this #seniorPastorSunday. Pray for the resistance against temptation to rest on laurels and accomplishments. May the pursuit of the advancement of the Gospel and God's will always be at the forefront, even in the face of great success and victory. Pray that pride would not overtake the perspective that God is not done with any of us yet; that none have arrived. Pray a continual seeking of the face of God; that His hand would not missed, nor His directives misunderstood. May we see His handiwork, as pastors and leaders continue to seek to be His hands and feet extended to the body of Christ in service to the kingdom of God.
That we would ever be about the work of God
No matter how great the work is that is complete.
May we be as Paul,
Ever pressing on towards the prize of the high calling.
For the glory of God.
For the cause of Christ.
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