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keeping me awake

March 26, 2009

Right now it is 3:25am, I woke up about 40 minutes ago with a ton on my mind. I have been somewhat bombarded with stuff to do. One of things that is on my calendar is a wedding that I have the very special privilegeof officiating. I am going to be marrying my good friends Ramey and Lindsey. I have known Ramey for 12 1/2 years, and Lindsey for 10 1/2 years.

As I lay here running through that day in my mind, I begin to realize the seriousness of a wedding day. I know how serious it can be from the side of being the groom, but it is a whole new angle  as the officiant.  It is somewhat humbling to think that I have the rights to do such a duty. That really got me thinking about responsibilities and what comes with responsibilities. I find myself in a position that I get to shepard a large group of students on a weekly basis. I don’t think that I realize how serious of a job that is.  With everything that we have had going on at SSCC I have really been thinking about the high calling of a pastor. You see, if I am completely honest, I often take my job and my calling for granted. I have been given great responsibility, along with that comes a bar that has been set high. I am called to lead not just “in church” or on Sundays, but I am called to lead by the way I live my life.

It is so easy to turn a ministry position into a job. I do not want to do that. I have such an awesome priviledge of serving the Kingdon of God in this capacity, and the last thing I want to do is to make it into a    j.o.b.

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