August 5, 2011
The greatest joy of being a pastor is seeing people experience a changed life.
Luke 4:18 NLT
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.
The Bible teaches that as Christians we have been anointed to bring Good News to the poor, proclaim release to the Captives, give sight to the blind, and to set the oppressed free. It is my joy to see that happening through the churches that I serve, First Hillsville UMC/Out of the Box Worship Center.
I have witnessed growth in peoples lives like never before. God is doing a work in and through the lives of the people that I only imagined until this time.
I am witnessing people step out of their comfort zone and into the lives of hurting people to make a life changing difference.
I am witnessing people who are tired of life as usual and they are speaking up for God and the difference He has made in their lives. Because of this, people are coming in bunches to see who this God is that we serve.
I am seeing people hold each other accountable.
I am seeing people lift each other up when they have a bad day or a bad week.
I am seeing a group of encouragers who refuse to let their brothers and sisters in Christ lose focus.
I am seeing people take up the mantle of Jesus and Change The World.
I love being a pastor.