Archive for January 10, 2012

Over the next few days I want to focus on how, as Christians, we should live our lives, using words from the bible for guidance.

The text I want to use today is from 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (The Message):

And now, friends, we ask you to honour those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!

It’s true isn’t that as soon as someone takes up a position of authority or management, they immediately become the target for criticism from all directions.

Why is that? Is it because we all think we could do a better job, or think the person in question isn’t qualified to hold the position in question? Whatever the reason, we must remind ourselves that no matter what our own personal feelings about the person in question, we must conduct ourselves in a Christian manner. i.e. we must be supportive and encouraging at all times.

That can be very tough at times! I can honestly say I fail miserably at this at times, just as I’m sure many of you do. It’s hard trying to always do the right thing isn’t it!

As far as our church leaders are concerned, whether they be our ministers, musical leaders, or others in official positions, we must all work together, supporting one another, and working for the common cause, God! Our Christian life and our church life shouldn’t be about personalities and individuals, it should be about spreading God’s message to the world, and we will never achieve that if we don’t work together for each other rather than against one another.

In summary The Way He Wants You To Live #1 – support your leaders and show them your appreciation for all they do.