Yesterday was an unbelievable day! Baptisms, great worship, and promotion Sunday for the kids were just a little of what happened. Pastor Duane Doyle, a pastor I work with at OBC, preached and did an amazing job. Sunday night Bible Study was one of the largest groups we have had since I started at OBC. Truly an amazing day!!!
As glorious as Sundays normally are, for me that day is one of the hardest spiritually. Our battle is not against the physical, but the spiritual. And right now, Satan hates my guts. I don’t know if all pastors encounter that, but for me the struggle is real.
I don’t care how many people positively comment on a message. I come home thinking I am the worst preacher ever. Satan whispers in my ears, “You are the worst. How dare you even try to be a pastor. It would better for everyone if you just left the ministry.” That fallen angel is harsh. Monday morning, I wake exhausted.
Please pray for all pastors…we need it. But you know, I am glad Satan is coming after me. It does show that something is being done right. If I didn’t feel this way…would that be worse? Would that show that I am numb to the spiritual warfare going on? I definately don’t want to be blind to his ways. Please pray for me for strength and endurance to run this race of lead pastor.
OBC volunteers of the week: Katy and Emma Doyle. This mom and daughter sang yesterday at church and it was so good and sweet. It was such a special moment for this family to share in song for the church. Thank you ladies for being willing to share your God given gifts 🙂
…until the next step…