Persevering Pastor is a cornucopia of musings that are meant to encourage those in ministry to not give up in the race for Christ as our prize. It comes from one who still has moments of struggle but basically is enamored by Christ's call to live for His glory.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:3-6)
Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)
Thursday, November 8, 2012
An Honor To Pray
Tonight I am humbly excited.In just a few hours the Guys for Life “How Great a Father’s Love”
banquet will begin.The banquet is
featuring some delightful people, Randy Mayfield, Michael Shust, and from Focus
on the Family, John Fuller. At the close, I have been asked to pray.
This is why I am both humbled and excited.Humbled, as it is an honor to be asked to
lead the group in prayer before almighty God.Excited, because it is an honor to lead the group in prayer before
almighty God.I am redundant for
emphasis. To lead in prayer is always a serious business, no matter the size of
There will be several
people gathered tonight, all in the name of the Lord, for the purpose of
encouraging each other in the fight to help men become fathers to the unborn.It is thrilling to think of how those people,
gathered in His name, will be praying at the end of the evening.I am in awe, considering the impact of "For
where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their
midst." (Matthew 18:20)
To lead in the closing prayer finds me seeking God.I pray that He moves tonight to keep us from
growing weary in well doing.This past
election has revealed things about our country and the choices that are being
made.Since the seventies the fight has gone
on for the unborn. The fight has been hard, and little hope of changes is on
the horizon.But we must continue to faithfully
fight the good fight of faith, in the name of the Lord, for even the few that
may be saved.It is a worthy endeavor.
Being a father, pastor, and biblical counselor, I am encouraged
by what Guys for Life seeks to do.Kurt
Ramspott’s heart is to see men gain the discipleship they need to become men of
God and raise godly families. Often it is the fathers of the unborn that are
the crucial factor.If a woman receives
the support of the father, then she is several times more likely to raise her
child rather than abort.Men need
men.Guys for life is all about
equipping men to give their life to Christ and in turn be a man and raise a
family.I urge you to investigate the
ministry, Guys for Life at http://guysforlife.org/.
So my prayer is not only for those that gather, but for all
that are fighting this fight of faith.Not only for those who daily seek to end this holocaust, but for the
unborn, and those families that Guys for Life will impact in the future.