Pastor Of The Year!
By Tom D Blakely
O Lord to You in prayer I call:
Who is the greatest of us all?
Surely Lord it must be me
I preach Your word so earnestly?
They say I’m ‘pastor of the year’
According to reports I hear,
But Lord due to my humbleness
I’d rather You confirm my place?
Forgive me Lord, I’m running late
I have a meeting which can’t wait!
I really must be moving on
I know my prayer You will confirm.
You know I’ve so much work to do
And all of it I do for You!
No wonder people think I’m great
Excuse me, for I can’t be late!
God intervened in answered prayer
That stopped the pastor then and there!
The Holy Spirit seized the man
And suddenly he couldn’t stand;
He slowly slid unto his bed
Afraid, and thinking he was dead.
God questioned him about his fear
But Lord, You’ve never been so near!
The Lord replied, “I was, one day,
When you were saved and chose My way.
Now you’ve forgotten who you are
My servant, or some superstar?
For on the night I was betrayed
I gave instruction you ignored.
This was the second time I taught
That you must serve, or are worth nought.”
“I never sought the world’s acclaim
But was a servant to all men.
I washed your feet then died for you
As God commanded me to do.
The greatest Christians you don’t know
They live for Me, not outward show.
But as for you, this much I give
For God’s glory, you shall live.”
“If you sincerely would be great
With godly love, go wash men’s feet.
In secret too, though this is hard
But only then does God reward.
The church today is compromised
So trust God’s word and not man’s lies.
It seems you have your work cut out
But I am with you do not doubt.”
Greatest Of All
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
[Matthew 20: 25-28]
Basin & Towel
So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”
Good Works For God
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.