Every office is different. Different cultures, different dynamics... and it's obvious why. There's different people. For whatever reason, I contemplated yesterday, the difficulties of small churches offices and all they try to accomplish, sometime with only one or two people. Larger churches, of course, in greater numbers. Do they not experience conflict? Does one co-worker not get frustrated with another, as to how one goes about a particular task or project?
I always enjoy hearing about our church's staff meetings, particular when pastor shares a snippet of a conversation that was raised or a particular point of prayer that was emphasized. It's reassuring that to know that staff and operations are seeking the face of God corporately and working to get on the same page; operating in a spirit of unity. Surely, not everyone is saying "yes"
Then, of course, the music man in me had this great number from Petra, playing in my head for a good portion of the day. It seems all the more relevant, after reading last night of another pastor's reason for not always quoting or referencing Scripture in their sermons. If the Word of God isn't being preached, one must ask, what is?
All the more reason, we need to church leadership to hear, directly from the throne room of heaven. Would you join with me, in making this song our prayer?
May this #deaconThursday, be a day, to turn again, our eyes towards heaven. Pray for church leadership and operations needing direction. May they seek the face of God, even if and when it does take all night. Pray a willingness to stick it through difficult moments and challenging conversations. Pray for the Word of God to go forth, in power and purpose. Pray a return of the people of God, to be people of prayer... to find ourselves on our knees calling on God, in all circumstances, needing His wisdom, trusting in His plan and timing for our lives and that which He has called us to fulfill.
A desire to hear;
Directly from the Source.
For His purpose; For His Glory.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.