Yes, in 2015, time is changing. Fast.
In the classic timing of God, my pastor mentioned the passage from I Chronicles 12:32, in last nights church business meeting devotional.
I particularly like the phraseology of the Douay-Rheims Bible:
Also of the sons of Issachar men of understanding, that knew all times to order what Israel should do, two hundred principal men: and all the rest of the tribe followed their counsel.
Upon his sharing the passage, I immediately wished and prayed for more pastors to better understand and lead according to the Word and by the Spirit.
I know many pastors do. I fear many are not. I fear the number of those who may fall to social and political pressure of issue may be growing.
Thankfully, there is prayer! And a God who hears us. And the Holy Spirit who makes intercession for us when we don't know how to pray.
On this #seniorPastorMonday, pray for the increased ability to discern the times. Pray for proper direction; to lead, guide and cast clear vision for their church. Pray for the courage of conviction. Pray for clarity of thought in casting vision; that genuine care and concern will be made clear. May there be understanding among the church, that Pastors are looking out for the safety, security and well-being of the church and its people just as much as they are looking out for the community they serve. May they know what to do at all times, by the grace of God, for His glory.
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