Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Helpful Bible Passage for Today

I shared last week that I am trying to become a better pastor and shepherd. One thing that has flowed from this desire is to get together with all the members of our church over the past couple weeks. And today is a big day. I have 11 appointments/meetings today. Most of them are only about 30 minutes long, but still that is a bit overwhelming. As I was flipping through my Bible this morning, I came across this passage, which spoke some comfort to me. 
"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 5:15-20)
Eleven appointments may be overwhelming, but not while I walk in the Spirit. If you think of it, pray for me today as I meet with people, that I would be sensitive the Spirit of God; that I would be quick to encourage and share the truth of God with them; that I would be thankful for all these opportunities. With the Spirit of God, it can and will be a great day!

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