In the spring of 2021, a friend invited me to speak at his church’s weekly staff devotion. As I prayed about what the Lord would have me share, I considered what it had been like during my 13 years on staff with a church. I thought about the passion I had for people and the joy of fulfilling my calling. I also thought about the struggles, frustrations, and exhaustion that comes with helping others follow Jesus. I remembered the constant demands on my time and wanted to honor this group of leaders who were so graciously giving me thirty minutes to bring them a Word from the Lord.
As I prayed, the Lord gave me a story of the modern-day pastor, as told through the life of Jesus. I now pray that it leads you to find rest in Jesus and to think critically about the sustainability of your ministry pace.