Philippians 2:1-4 GW “So then, as Christians, do you have any encouragement? Do you have any comfort from love? Do you have any spiritual relationships? Do you have any sympathy and compassion? Then fill me with joy by having the same attitude and the same love, living in harmony, and keeping one purpose in mind. Don’t act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves. Don’t be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.”
We cannot be at war with our own body and expect to walk in peace and health. If we are indeed the body of Christ, we need to get over our different opinions, submit to God by submitting to our leaders vision and walk in unity. An army is under the command of one, driven by the same purpose and goals. They march as one, they operate as a unit. Their victory and safety depends upon it!
Why then do we find it so hard to submit to leadership, going after souls for the kingdom? We show up with our own agenda and try to insert it into our ‘own’ ministry. If we truly love God, we will love our pastors enough to listen, get behind their vision and help them achieve their part of Gods plan for our city. We would pray for and encourage them, hold up their arms as they grow weary too.
Father, I lift up our pastors today. I ask that you guard and strengthen them in every way. Give them rest. Give them revelation. Renew their strength. Bless them in every way, financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. May they stand still and see your salvation and may they know that our hearts are for them, not against them.