Growing up the son of a poor preacher, made an distinct impression on me. I promised myself I would never be poor and I would never be a preacher. It seems with God as my guide, I have accomplished what I never dreamed I would. I have become poor and God called me to pastor a number of years, ago. His calling on my life was apparently different from many preachers. God called me to pastor, but didn't say anything about preaching.
When I distinctly heard God impress His calling on me, I obediently walked down the aisle and shared it with my pastor of a rather large church. I was serving as deacon at the time. He said, "if I had heard God call me to be a pastor I should go to seminary". I instantly said, "God didn't call me to seminary. God called me to pastor." So in my obedience I do the best I can following my dad as a poor pastor… although not a preacher.
Truly, "Life is not what i thought it would be, it is so much more". ~the janitor
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