Whatever it takes
I love talking to another pastor and finding out that there's nothing new under the sun (to borrow a line). Of course, that statement will anger some who know me, because not graduating a traditional seminary, some might believe I lack the credentials that make up membership to the preacher club. The lack of acceptance by most pastors I know had dissuaded me. I have one Advocate and He expects me to perform my ministry independent of the establishment.
Breakfast with a new pastor friend the other day was educational because like me, he doesn't know where he fits in the church we attend. We discussed theology and many other things and was later surprised when someone asked me where and when he was ordained. I realized then, that I hadn't asked him because I don't care about credentials when value to God is placed on obedience.
Make me a good shepherd, LORD; I reject all other job descriptions.
Also: Shepherd; Ministry; Credentials
This day in past devotionals:
fruit comes from reading, loving, studying, memorizing, meditating and
applying Scripture. (2001)
the difference between a saved and lost person who won't pick up the Word
of God? (2002)
darkest hour is just before dawn; hold on Acie - Joy comes in the morning.
you carry your Bible into to church, ask yourself if you've even opened
it this week? (2004)
we need more problems to expose our apathy and make us desperate to hear
from God . (2005)
we pray, we should open our eyes to see what God is doing in and around
We Christians should have only one motive for our hospitality. (2007)
Nearer to thee" requires movement on our part, not Gods. (2008)
When there's no mercy. (2009)
Frustration is an early sign of fading faith. (2010)
Just because we avoid trouble, doesn't mean it won't affect us. (2011)
Life is what you make it. (2012)
Initiative is the prerequisite of accomplishment. (2013)
Every leader follows someone. (2014)
Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating
and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
2. Resources are derived
from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003),
Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2012).
3. Scripture used from the Holy Bible, New International Version; (c)1978 by New York International Bible Society,r God's
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