Sunday 22nd August 2021 Devotion
Scripture:- 1 Corinthians 9:1-27
Topic:- I Will Never Marry A Pastor
By Deaconess Roberta
Yesterday was Sunday, I was in Church and everyone looked gorgeous and glorious…
The Church Service was just heavenly. My Pastor was delivering the message with so much passion…
His words were hitting me right where I sat.
Suddenly my stomach did a flip flop. So I went out to answer the call of nature.
Before I could head back into the Church building, I could bet I was hearing sobs…
Sobs coming from the back of the Ladies’ Restroom.
I followed the sobbing sound and guess who I met!!
Daniella, my Pastor’s beautiful 6-year-old daughter crying, and Cherish, 9 years was trying to calm her down.
I tried to find out what was wrong. Even though it took a long time before they voiced out.
They were hungry… Daniella said to me, “Aunty when I grow up, I will never marry a Pastor so that I won’t be hungry…
My Dad is a Pastor and we are always hungry, but my friends’ Dads are not Pastors and they never go hungry.
Even mummy is hungry, we didn’t eat yesterday.”
I couldn’t tell how tears flowed down my face, and God’s word struck me like an arrow in my heart.
“We have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap material gift from you.” See 1 Corinthians 9:11.
How could I explain to these little girls that being a Pastor was a noble work and that the reason why they were going hungry was not their father’s fault but the fault of we the members?
We were not following God’s order…
A lot of us eat delicacies and forget the Levites who were interceding for us before God…
We forget the men and women who spend sleepless nights digging deep into the Holy Scriptures in order to get out secrets to move our lives forward.
The Holy Spirit technically raised my head up as I saw the array of executive cars owned by the members which was a big contrast to the rickety car my Pastor drives.
Now I understand why my Pastor’s wife wore clothes that were not fashionable.
Friend, it’s high time, we started taking the material needs of those who are blessing us spiritually seriously.
Would it be wrong to personally place your Pastor on a monthly allowance?
Would it be wrong to support your Pastor in paying his children’s school fees?
Anyone who blesses you or Ministers to you spiritually, make it a duty to bless them materially.
Bless a Minister today, and see how God will add His touch of blessings to your ways.
Remember a Soldier who defends a Nation and fights for a country does not have to do a side job in other to meet his needs.
The Army provides for him and his family.
Let’s provide for our spiritual Soldiers.
Oh Lord God, help me to understand my responsibility henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Happy Lord’s Day!