Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Have You Seen Him Naked?

Ahhh. The Preacher. Pastor. Minister. Call him what you want - his job is one of the hardest in the world. 

The person that stands behind the pulpit every Sunday morning has dedicated his life to sharing Jesus.

He is to be respected. 

But, OMGosh... Did you SEE what he wore to preach in this week?

Did you by any chance watch how his kids were acting last week?

Can you BELIEVE his wife doesn't play the piano?

He doesn't say enough.

He says waay too much.

His sermon was too long.

He doesn't preach long enough.. - 
says no one - ever....

He should take the log out of his eye..... 
oh, excuse me, I can't see you . 
There's something in my eye.

He's so heavenly minded, he's no earthly good.

He is certainly not spiritual enough.


How often do you have "roast" for Sunday dinner? Roast Preacher I mean.... It's so easy to do. Because no one can meet everyone's needs completely 100% of the time.  What do YOUR kids hear you say about the preacher? What do your friends hear you say?

He's a man that has been called into a privileged work. But it's also a work that puts him under constant scrutiny. And lets face it, he's not Jesus. Do I hear an amen???

Two older sayings I think of while expounding on this subject: 1)he puts his pants on one leg at a time. 2) he looks the same naked as any other man. 

He really is the very same as any other man. God created him the same as he created you. He (God) has called you to be a Christian. He (God) has called your minister to be a Christian. See him (your preacher) as God sees him. A man that is still growing, still trying, still sharing the Gospel. Sometimes he makes a mistake. Sometimes he gets it right. It's up to Y.O.U. to make sure he is encouraged, loved and forgiven. After all, that's what you want others to do for you, right?

If you have heard me say anything negative about the preacher - forgive me. I want to be an encourager. I want to see my ministers the way God sees them.

Prayer is the work of the church.

Let's do our part and pray.

Pray DAILY for your Ministers.

It's what God expects.


  1. Fantastic post, Brenda!

  2. If you are having problems with your Preacher, priest , friend or enemy a wise man once said "Leave the pig alone. The pig is gonna do what the pig is gonna do. If you try to change the pig it will only irritate the pig and frustrate you." Pedestal though we may put them on,they are no more nor less human than we ourselves. They can and do make mistakes. They can and do cause us consternation. We need to pray for them and ourselves.