Just wanted to drop in and say hi and share some thoughts I been having for good while now. We all need a friend or friends, somebody to pal around with, somebody to share problems or concerns with, somebody whose company we enjoy, someone we love and respect. Now don’t take take me wrong I know Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than a brother, I’m not taking anything away from the Lord. But most of us have a friend we can turn to when we need someone besides our spouse. Some of us are blessed to have multiple friends. But in my time around ministry I’ve noticed one particular person or position that doesn’t have many close friends, instead they get complained at, hear the problems and concerns of everyone. Very seldom do they get to do something with a friend just to unwind or share their concerns with, very seldom do they have fun.
The person I’m talking about is Pastor’s, it seems to me they actually have the least amount of friends, but we can fix that, instead of bombarding our Pastor’s with all our problems, how about asking them how they are doing, asking them out for lunch, go shooting or watch a game. After all, our Pastor is 2nd in line to Jesus when it comes to importance in our lives, they are put in our lives by the Lord, since we want Jesus to call us friend, shouldn’t we be friend to the one he put in our life, our walk with God will be easier when we friend the man of God and not just look at him as ruler or problem solver.
Let 2021 be the year that your Pastor is more than Pastor, he is your friend, he needs an ear to talk to as well as we do, your Pastor needs you as much as you need him. Love your Pastor, Pray for your Pastor, Be your Pastor’s friend and you will see your relationship with the Lord get closer.
God bless you all!