Today’s prayer focus is to pray for your pastor. Matt is my husband, but he is also my pastor, and today let’s focus on praying for him.
Sometimes the weight of ministry can get so overwhelming that a pastor can lose the joy, passion, freshness, dreams,visions, etc. See satan does not like it when a church is growing and impacting its community and marriages, families, and the next generation and injustices. He knows if he can get a pastor discouraged or defeated, or worse yet to fail morally, he impacts thousands of people. Remember satan has come to steal, kill, and destroy. That includes pastors, their families, and churches.
Matt believes leaders go first. He would never ask you to do something he is not doing. He feels God has called him to do water only for 21 days, and to really press into God. So he really needs the church lifting him up before the Lord.
Pray for strength, protection, for God to reveal Himself to Matt like never before, for fresh vision for C3, and vision for the next generation. As a leader of C3 he has never led a church this size or that is doing some of the things we are doing, so he needs God to give him supernatural wisdom to be the leader God wants him to be.
I heard someone say recently, “I don’t need a buddy in Matt, I need a pastor.” So during this 21 days of prayer and fasting let’s lift up our pastor.
If you would like to leave a word of encouragement to Matt do so in the comments section and I will make sure he reads them.