I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:8-11
Every pastor knows, at least in his mind, that the motivation for ministry is always Christ, that he is just a servant here to serve and be devoted to Jesus.
This kind of humility must constantly ingrain in the heart of pastor, lest pride come in to overcome the need of dependant on God. Thus, we need to always pray for our pastor’s spiritual well-being.
- Pray that Holy Spirit will always guard the heart of pastors.
- Pray that God will give our shepherd a servant heart like Jesus.