Oct11SunOctober 11, 2015
First off, can you just take a moment to reflect on the time you've been under the covering of Threshing Floor Tabernacle? ...You can't think of a moment where our great generals in the faith, Pastors Henry and Lusia Killings haven't impacted your life for the better.
Appreciation is defined as: (1) a feeling of being grateful for something: (2) an ability to understand the worth, quality, or importance of something : (3) an ability to appreciate something : (4) full awareness or understanding of something
In regards to our Pastors, our appreciation for them stems from our understanding of who they are in our lives and when we're fully aware of their position.
I believe that in this time and hour we're living in, we must have a deep appreciation for our man and woman of God, it's to know how important they truly are.
We must understand that they do not speak for the sake of speaking but the words that are uttered from them are life giving words spoken from The Spirit of God, to edify and build us up! Every word can be taken as an instruction, to run with that word and share it with others to affect change in our lives and the lives of others. Out of appreciation, comes action.
We must have the understanding that they are not here to please us, make us comfortable or flatter our flesh. They are here to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, anything that isn't pleasing to GOD. There is a place where The Lord wants us all and He's using Pastors Henry and Lusia Killings to help get us there. Out of appreciation, comes action.
We must be fully aware that our Pastors are true to the word of God, and we can rejoice in that truth! In truth, trust is established...we can trust who God has appointed to lead us in our walk in Christ. We must also know that who they are in the pulpit is who they are outside of the pulpit, they live to glorify God. Our leaders are great examples to follow, and we must pray and thank God for them daily.
In the message bible, Hebrews 13:17 says: “Be responsive to your pastoral leaders. Listen to their counsel. They are alert to the condition of your lives and work under the strict supervision of God. Contribute to the joy of their leadership, not its drudgery. Why would you want to make things harder for them?”
Out of appreciation, comes action. Let's contribute to the joy of their leadership. Not for a month, or a season but continuously.