We Need the Power of the Lord!
There are way too many kids' pastors that love the ministry of the Lord more than they love the Lord of the ministry. They spend a lot more time working on the church than walking with God. They spend a lot more time in Planning Center than they do in their Bible. They spend a lot more time going over their volunteer role than they do going over their prayer list. Listen, friends, if there's anything that's going to keep your ministry growing, it's the Lord. It's the Lord. He gives and takes away, right? Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it. So we desperately need the Lord. We need that utmost power, that dynamite, Holy Spirit power in our lives leading us, empowering us, showing us, teaching us, and giving us wisdom. And when I began to do things on my own, friends, I'm in a very dangerous spot. If you don't prioritize your walk with the Lord, no one else will. It's not your pastor's job to keep your spiritual tank full. It's not your spouse's job. It's your job and listen, if you don't prioritize it and if I am not so intentional about keeping my walk with God where it needs to be, it's not going to happen.
Your #1 fan,