Thank God for Pastors

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:17-18 (day seven)

I thank God, this morning, for my Pastors.  Shad Rue. Carlos McLeod.  Lonnie Hayter.  BO Baker.  Dan Yeary.  They have inspired, challenged and coached me.

I thank God for calling me to be a Pastor.  For the privilege to “speak His word”.  For the lessons I’ve learned from the people I’ve led.  The patience.  The wisdom. The encouragement.

I thank God for the church.  For the Savior who purchased this people with His blood.  For the Spirit who empowers and guides us.  For the Scripture which is the foundation that never shifts under our feet.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders.  Instead, teach them to YEARN FOR THE VAST AND ENDLESS SEA.”–Antoine de Saint Exupery.

For 45 years, God has been faithful to send people into my life who have taught me this yearning.  I thank God for them.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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