Pursuing righteousness is an ongoing journey. Encourage yourself daily in the Lord by keeping your eyes on Him, reading the Word, praying and asking for wisdom, and making purposeful efforts to walk in the Spirit. This is what Paul prays for in Philippians 1:9–11,
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.”
Well, same goes with pastors, they are not perfect and their spirit is not in tiptop condition all the time. Pastors are on this ongoing journey as well.
For pastors or leaders of the church, though God knows your righteousness will never be perfect on this side of Heaven, He is always pleased to see your determination. The simple act of trying and persisting captures His attention every time. So, don’t give up. Pursue your righteousness in the Lord remembering He blesses those who seek Him (Lamentations 3:25). “You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways.” Isaiah 64:5
- Acknowledge that pastors are not perfect and sharing the same spiritual journey with you – pray for God’s strength and grace be upon our pastors.
- Pray for endurance to pursue righteousness.