Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Received the Nicest Letter Today....

Dear Pastor,

Thanks for being a Bible preacher.  I’ve tried many different churches in my life and none of them do the preaching and teaching you have done.

I like the way you choose your sermons.  When we go verse-by-verse in the books of the Bible, it makes my spirit soar.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Thank You,
Michelle Long

Living a public life is not so much fun – it’s like living in a fish bowl, or always being in somebody’s headlights. Trust me, not easy.

But there are certain people in the body of Christ who make it all bearable. They are “encouragers.” In fact, they might even have the gift of encouragement. Aside from ministering their gift to the body, they often direct it towards their pastor. These people can do more for my emotional well-being than a professionally trained therapist. They are gifts from God.

In addition to the letter I received today, a man called me on the phone today to tell me how helpful last Sunday’s sermon was.  Another lady posted on Facebook about last Sunday’s sermon too, which received 29 “likes” and a couple of positive comments.

Just when I think I've bombed out, and I seem to be hearing the voice of critics the loundest, and I think I've had enough, God comes along with people like these to remind me that my labor is not in vain.

A well-timed “thank you” from someone can lift me for days.

Thank you everyone.

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