It didn't occur to me until later in the evening last night, that today's topic was much like an episode of my favorite television show... again. In an episode titled, Angel Maintenance, (Angel, being the codename for Air Force One) the indicator light does not turn on for wheels down, so the pilots are unsure if they are able to land. So of course, it's already been an incredibly long flight; and now they are trying to figure out ways to get help, either in the sky or near the ground, to figure out if the wheels are down.
Of course, in the meantime, staffers are having conversations, trying to figure out what would cause this in the first place; the consensus being that sometimes lights just don't work.
On the other hand... mine work. Two personal vehicles with indicator lights on the dashboard both being lit... and if that weren't enough, a work vehicle yesterday, decided to turn on it's check engine light. Which got me thinking...
Sometimes there are problems, that remain unknown until they can be checked out. The problem can be discussed and debated at length, but until someone actually digs in and starts looking around, all you can really do is guess. With all the guessing, however, you have to be prepared that it might not be what you think. You could very well be wrong about the matter. Situations and circumstances seemingly point you in one direction, based on symptoms as they become noticeable, but until you take a more thorough look...
Taking a more thorough look itself requires more work. More analysis. More conversations. More study. Problems and potential problems needed to be sorted through and it's time consuming and exhausting. It's all necessary, if you plan on things continuing to go well.
Pray, this #associatePastorTuesday, for pastors facing situations that are unclear. Where there are indicators of problems and potential problems, and they need guidance and wisdom for Heaven as to what to do and how to resolve them. Pray for discernment and understanding in the conversations that take place and information that comes to light. Pray for details to be sorted out and that nothing would be missed or overlooked in their endeavors. May their be a faithfulness in their stewardship, as they look over and care for the affairs of the church and the ministries therein. May their not be a spirit of confusion or darkness, or fear of the unknown about their lives; but confident God will show them the way the should go and light the path before them.
Wisdom to resolve.
For the glory of God.
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