Post fall rhythms are pushing and pointing you to radical freedom that Jesus is all in all.
Discontented pastor, I pray that you find your contentment in the gospel and discharge your vocation as Pastor from the joy of knowing Jesus and living on His mission precisely in the broken rhythms of this age.
Don’t waste your little town, your little church, the broken and dreary rhythms you find yourself in, but allow them to point you and your flock to the breathtaking realities of the Gospel.
The deeds that spring from such a vision might never be published, tweeted about, or rewarded with money, but quite frankly, who cares? Jesus is with you, lovingly guiding your days, and promising to share His inheritance with you.
Jesus isn’t about little things and little reasons.
Jesus is epic and is about doing epic things in your life and ministry, but those opportunities come cloaked in little towns with regular people in the common and broken rhythms of everyday life.
Jesus wants to rescue you from spending your life in discontentment, not by taking you out of failure and obscurity, but by showing you Himself and the plans He has in the common rhythms of life.
Your ministry doesn’t end in failure or obscurity. Jesus will win.
Someday, Jesus will break down the story to the world. Even the angels will gasp at what He has done through obscure pastors living in obscure little towns.
Pastor, you are not obscured from the vision of Jesus, and His kind gaze is the only one that matters.
These lies are told every day all around our country, and people are believing them.