In 1 Thessalonians 5:25 the Apostle Paul ask the church, "Brothers, pray for us." In today's culture we see the role of a pastor as one who does the praying for people, but who is praying for him? I hope the answer is: many. I want to personally ask those of you who read this BLOG and who are a part of The Journey to pray for me and our elder team. We are in an amazing season of ministry right now, but that is when we draw the enemy's attention the most. It is important that you lift up your leaders - I for one desire to know you are lifting me up. Here are some things you can pray for for me:
* That I would continue to hear God's voice as He leads me. I desire to walk where He leads; I have no desire to journey out on my own little adventure.
* That I would choose to please Him rather than people.
* That I could recognize and win the spiritual battles that come at me. I don't always share the things I feel and deal with on a regular basis: self-doubt, heavy spirit, insecurity, etc. I know the enemy would love to come against me and make me fall -- it's happened to too many others.
* That I would have wisdom beyond my years of experience or age. I'm not afraid of being a young leader/pastor, but I want to believe God will grant wisdom as I need it.