Is Your Pastor Being Fed?
One of the excuses that I hear for being dissatisfied in a church is that the person is not being “fed”. They are not happy with the pastor’s sermons. They are not “getting anything” out of the sermons. There are a million ways to say it.
How do I know?
I’ve probably used most of them.
I’ve got a question for you. For all of us. When you have that feeling. When you just don’t think you’re getting anything out of the message anymore.. When you’re not “being fed”.
Is your pastor being fed?
Is your pastor focusing on the things he really needs to focus on? Does he have the opportunity to spend time in the word of God and in prayer so that he can do what he is called to do?
Do you and your church allow him to do the things that are most important for his ministry?
Or is he tied up in tons of meetings?
Do you expect him to make all of the visits?
Do too many people drop in on him at the office because he “doesn’t have anything else going on”?
A friend of mine is a world-class mandolin player. When he was growing up, he would wake up in the morning and play mandolin until it was time to go to school. When he got home, he would pick up his instrument and play and play and play. When he looked up, it would be around 1o pm. He would go to the kitchen where his mother had left him a plate of food.
He neglected everything except what was most important to him.
What a lesson for our pastors.
What a lesson for all of us.
We should expect that our pastors are primarily too busy for most things other than spending time in God’s word and in prayer. Do you want to be fed?
Make sure your pastor is being fed.
What kinds of things do you or your church do to make sure that your pastor is being fed?