Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

I know how stressful weddings can be. Everyone wants everything perfect, and there are so many working parts. The responsibility to organize all that can be intense, and it falls on the pastor to keep that straight.

I remember when Pastor Adam officiated at his first wedding. I coached him and answered his questions. He was ready to go. But when the wedding was about to begin, he couldn’t find his wedding book. In all the checking and rechecking, he had laid it down somewhere and couldn’t find it. He was in a panic because the wedding was minutes away. On the inside I was smiling, because I’ve been there and done that. But on the outside, I wanted to fix it for him, but couldn’t, since he was using a different book that I use. All I could do was join the search party.

After sweating bullets he finally found it and the wedding proceeded without a hitch.

Ever been under that kind of pressure in your life? Jesus was put there repeatedly by needy people all around Him. How did Jesus deal with that stress? He stayed focused on the main thing: seeing the Kingdom expand. He remained focused even in the stress. As long as he helped others improve or succeed, He was always a winner. So, get back out there and help someone else improve or succeed; that’s making disciples who make disciples.

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Sharon Servis With a Smile

Funny story. When I asked Adam for wedding words of wisdom, the only thing he told me was, “Don’t lay your book down anywhere, ever, at all!” I didn’t. So neat how we can learn from the wisdom and experience of others.

August 31st, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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