From: The Pastor’s Heart
Title: “…Where Honor is DUE”
This morning Pastor K. is the key note speaker for a special program to honor her mother
for the work she’s done in the community, the church, and in the body of Christ at large.
I’m very blessed to be connected to such a loving woman who I’m proud to boast of her
love and support as a Mother-in-Law. Whenever God places special people in your life
you should do all within your ability to show them just how much they mean and the way
they’ve impacted your life. We all know that life is fleeting and tomorrow’s not promised,
so we should purposefully do whatever we can do to uplift another life.
One thing that Christ demonstrated during His short time on this earth, was a capacity to
pour overwhelming love and compassion into so many lives. He made time for little
children. He went out of his way to forgive and encourage a woman who was caught in
the act of adultery. He would not allow the enormous demands on ministry to make him
forget about the people He came to minister to. The heart of a true servant looks for ways
and opportunities to bless as many and as often as humanly possible.
One would automatically think that when you’re working in ministry, you’re working to
bless the lives of people, but sometimes we get consumed in the performance of the job
that we forget about those we’ve come to serve. If you are called to preach to the people
but become so busy in the assignment that you don’t take time to talk to and converse
with those you preach to…something’s wrong with your service. If you serve as an usher
with the responsibility of setting order in the house of God, but you’re too busy to speak to
people with kindness and understanding, then something’s wrong with your service. The
work of the Lord can get taxing, but the labor is for the benefit of people who need it the
Jesus said, (St. John 13:34-35), “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one
another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another. By this everyone
will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one
another.” We are identified in ministry not by what we do, but WHY we do. It’s about
helping a heart change by making a heart connection and the more we do to build up
others, the more we grow as believers worthy of bountiful blessings.
This mother’s day weekend, go out of your way to bless as many in the body of Christ that
you can and then after you’ve covered the household of faith, be a blessing to those who
are waiting for the light of Christ to shine upon them through you.
EVERYTHING WE DO MOVING FORWARD WILL BE INTENTIONAL AND DRIVEN WITH
PURPOSE TO REPRESENT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE LIGHT!
NOTHING WILL BE DONE WITH ENERGY LESS THAN OUR BEST AND EFFORT BELOW
OUR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.
OUR SERVICE IS LOCAL, BUT OUR REACH IS GLOBAL – SO WE CANNOT REDUCE OUR
PRESENTATION DOWN TO WHAT’S CONVENIENT, BUT RATHER WE MUST RAISE IT TO
THAT WHICH IS EXPLOSIVE!
Get ready for major change that’s coming systematically, intellectually, purposefully, and
professionally. Nothing we do moving forward will be done haphazardly, sloppily, poorly,
We Are the LIGHT!
Pastor J.E. Chandler, Sr.
(CEO/Pastor of MLCM)