Patient Endurance

Recently, I was asked what advice I would give to a newly ordained pastor as he was placed into the office of holy ministry. Immediately, I said two words, “patient endurance.” In other words, I would encourage him to patiently endure in his new vocation where God has called him. God does not make mistakes. In his new vocation as pastor, he will be given a new place in life where he can do good works to praise God’s holy name and to serve others. The Lord gives shape to the way in which He is to be honored and the neighbor loved in patient endurance. The Holy Spirit will be at work doing a new thing. He will begin to produce the fruits of joy in suffering and patience in affliction. Read more.. …click here

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