The Pastor’s Heartbeat

Though every pastor is different in personality and ability, each should have a passion and a heart for what they are doing. If someone’s heart in not in the ministry, then they will wash out or manipulate their position to their personal advantage. Either way, the results are not favorable. 

An Example

(Romans 10:1Romans 10:1
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

10 1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.  

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) “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”  (KJV)

I am reminded about the burden the Apostle Paul had for his fellow Jew in Romans 10:1Romans 10:1
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10 1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.  

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. Everywhere he went, convenient or not, you could be assured he was going to reach out to his kinsman according to the flesh! Where are the burdened men of today? Where are those whose hearts are broken for the lost to be saved? Where is the tenderness at? Where are those who have a burden as the Apostle Paul had?

A Distraction

It is so easy to be distracted in ministry. So many things require your attention. Some days it seems that you are more of an administrator than a preacher! Beneath the surface, however, we either have a burden or not. If there is a real brokenness and heart for someone, then we will move Heaven and Earth to meet the need! In the very least, we used to think this way. Simply put, we should not get distracted from soul winning!

An Observation

It saddens me to behold God’s people so burdened over politics and their pocket books. Tea Party or not, souls are headed for Hell, and lower taxes are not going to keep them from that awful place. Yes, there is a time and place for politics and public policy, but let us keep our passion for souls alive. A heart for the salvation of man is more important than what you think about President Barack Obama! Some of God’s men are more passionate about their abhorrence for the sitting President of the United States, than they are about their calling in life.

Conclusion

Is there a raging fire in our soul for the salvation of lost people? Can you still hear the incessant voice, of God’s Holy Ghost, whispering in your ear that familiar question, “I wonder if that person knows my Jesus?” Have you still the tears of compassion for needy souls? Maybe you should take a walk down memory lane to the clay pit of sin from where you were rescued?


Something to think about… isn’t it?

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About Andrew Schank

Andrew Schank is an Independent Baptist Missionary/Pastor who loves to blog about spiritual matters! His main ministry website is http://www.togetherinthegap.com. Andrew is also a contributing author to two other blogs/websites including http://linked2leadership.com and http://www.ifbkjv.com. Pastor Schank's Church website is http://www.greatcommissionbaptist.org
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