Public Passion vs. Private Devotion

As a pastor and leader of a growing congregation in North Central Washington I recognize a leadership tension in my life. It is the tension of public ministry vs. private preparation.

Far too often I can get caught up in the work of the Lord and neglect the Lord of the work. Today I was listening to a speaker who mentioned a few questions that leaders can reflect on daily. Here they are

1.  Did the Bible live through me today?

2. Did I get to bed on time or get up on time?

3. Did I disobey God over anything?

It is not enough for me to be a full time preacher and a part time disciple, I must be a full time disciple and let my time with Jesus impact my calling.

What are your thoughts? Do you have other questions?photo-1 Bible and coffee  12 11 14

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I am a blessed man to have a beautiful wife and four great kids. I am the Pastor of the Warden Assembly of God in Warden, WA. Our church is located in Eastern Washington about 90 miles west of Spokane. This is farmer country. Great place to live! I am a Pastor of an Assemblies of God church in Eastern Washington. I am originally from Delaware but have not lived there since 1986. I have been to Eastern Europe, the Carribean, Mexico, El Salvador and I look forward to doing more traveling. I would like to pursue my Doctorate and teach in a Bible College or Seminary someday. I was raised in Delaware. I went to JSBC from 1986-1993. During that time I was Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Amite, LA.from 1991-1996. From there my wife and my daughter Monta and I moved to Robert, LA. where we were the Youth Pastor at Robert Church of God from 1996-1999. We miss all of our dear friends in Louisiana. Thanks for the memories.