After I began to grow and do the ministry the Lord gave me, He showed me something. Seven other pastors had my vision before I did, I was not God’s first choice. I knew some of these pastors, I sat under some of them. I know what they did to get disqualified from the vision. Now I know if I don’t do what the Master instructs me He will find someone who will.
Many times the pressure of the calling became very intense, I just wanted to retire. When I prayed the Lord would say, “I haven’t told you you’re released”. When I hear the Lord say this I know He will give me grace to endure the hardships of ministry. No matter how well you equip and prepare people for the wiles of the devil, some just don’t get it. They end up wrestling with flesh and blood because they won’t consider God. The devil has “a way” but God will have “His way”.
The Lord has brought me a long way, He took me from Catholic to saint. It has not always been easy, but it has been worth it all. The Lord told me to count the cost, I had to add all this up while on the job. When I get people saved, baptized with the Holy Ghost and healed, I just forget about all the opposition. God will have His way: that gives me a peace and confidence. If God be for me, who can be against me!
Jesus received offerings
so the people could be blessed.
And Jesus was a giver,
He had Judas give to the poor. (John 13:29)
Jesus owned a house in Capernaum, He was a rich Jew.
But He became poor
so we could become rich.
PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH
This celebration was established in 1992 with a mission of uplifting and encouraging pastors, missionaries and religious workers.
“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
PRAYING BLESSINGS OVER
PASTOR JERRY & KATHY LAMPING
& PASTOR MANDY MOODY AND HER FAMILY
Praying 3 John 1:2 “Beloved, we wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”
Praying that God will continue to supply all their needs and answer their wants.
Praying they will see the fruit of their labor.
Pray and ask God how you may show your appreciation.
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.