Pastors Get Tired
by PamFord Davis
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Pastors get tired; they get discouraged too.

Does that surprise you?

We might think that pastors, evangelists and missionaries are protected from physical and emotional burnout. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. They need help. Many pastors find that assistance from their deacons (or church elders).

“The Lord therefore said to Moses, ‘Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you. Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone (Numbers 11:16-17 NASB).”

The Apostles could not bear the burden of ministry alone. Spirit filled men stepped in to serve.

“So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, ‘It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.’ The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch. And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them (Acts 6:2-6 NASB).”

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis