This will be an “on-going” blog through out each day. Please understand, that although pastors have routines and disciplines things change in our schedule all the time. Here we go.
One of the oldest jokes is that of a policeman and a doughnut, however, I think the 2nd oldest joke is that pastors only work 2 days a week. Sundays and Wednesdays.
It’s Monday morning, 6:45 and I just got to church. I only live a 1/2 mile from the church. A lot of Pastors take Monday off, but I think it is too important of a day to take off. I always review how our worship services went yesterday. I always try to arrive really early to the office, for one, I am a morning person. I also think it is wrong for a pastor to stay in the bed when his church members are going to work. Some pastors will bristle at that, but this is what I think. They can think what they want. LOL.
The first thing I do everyday, upon arriving at my office, is prayer and personal bible study. I have changed one thing recently, (within the last 2 years), and that is even though I’m doing personal bible reading and study, I will jot down notes and thoughts for sermons. I used to have a rule that when doing personal bible reading I just kept that as reading and not for sermon preperation. It may be that because I’m getting older, or maybe getting lazier I don’t know, but if I’m reading and I see a biblical nugget I write it down for later then go back to reading. I am alway reading through a book of the bible.
Well, it’s Monday morning and I play in a tennis league with about 30 of us, so I’ll write more later today. This is a great outreach and a way for me to connect with the community around me.
Take care, my friends and let me know if you like this or not. Later today I’ll be posting some things that tick me off. Have a great day. – Pastor Cliff