My Blog, My Burden
Every month when I am reminded to do "My Blog," I wonder why bother; no one reads them. Then I question what I am writing. Remembering that a blog is a journal of thoughts and ideas that do not help me because writing my thoughts down does nothing for me. But this time I am not writing for people to read; I am writing just to express my emotions.
A dear, faithful young member emailed me thanking me for the biblical training they received under my pastoral teaching. The person commended me for my "love for the lost." I do have a love for the lost, but I also have a "love for learning." Once a person is "found" their Christian journey just begins.
Pastoring does not start until salvation. Faith must mature and faith only grows through the Word of God. I am saddened when people who call me pastor, have never heard me teach Bible study or Sunday school. Teaching is not only my love, it is my passion and my burden.