Some of you recently learned I joined my local church staff. I have worked in the office a total of 2 ½ days. But, Whoa! My eyes have been opened.
I know many of us who live in unequally yoked marriages often are angry that our church does nothing specific to address our specific struggles. I know for a long time I felt isolated and condemned to non-service just because my husband was not a believer. This may be true for you today. I will tell you this. It is wrong and I am sorry your church has limited you because their spouses don’t believe.
I am fortunate my church is not hung up on this issue and considers me able to contribute to equipping the women in our body.
Okay, but back to my point. I have only worked less than a total of 10 hours and I have seen enough to change my perspective. What the leadership of a church must deal with is enormous and far-reaching. Divorce, child abuse, drug addiction, spiritual warfare, one church member mad at another. The list is long and….. disturbing.
Tomorrow is Pastor Appreciation Day. I don’t care if you have to drive to the store and purchase a card or make one from paper and crayons, give a card to your pastor and one-other staff member in ministry at your church.
Forgive them for being human. Offer them love and support.
For more ideas on how to encourage your pastor, click on this link to Christianity Today.
Be blessed, Lynn
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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!