If I ask twenty young Celestial Church female members if they would marry a Shepherd, I can bet it with you that, it’s not likely we get more than two that may want to be married to a shepherd, the reason is because, our shepherds are hungry and their family is at the receiving end. Since it’s the season of change, our Shepherds have needs too, we need to change the way things are with us starting from them. It’s God’s order!
This touching story actually happen to a young girl in the church and we felt sharing it may bring the change we clamour for in our church for our leaders to do the needful and take care of the Levites who are in our midst.
“Last Sunday, I was in church and everyone looked glorious… And the service was just heavenly, my Shepherd was delivering the message with so much passion…His words were hitting me right where I sat, suddenly my stomach did a flip flop… Oh….No! Not in church… I couldn’t control it.. I immediately dashed into the toilet and had a wonderful time there… but I could bet I was hearing sobs… Sobs! coming from the back of the toilet.
After cleaning up, I followed the sound and guess who I met, Esther, my Shepherd’s beautiful six-year old daughter crying and Deborah, nine years trying to calm her down.. I tried to find out what was wrong, even though it took a long time before they voiced out.
“We are hungry…” Esther said and continued, “Aunty when I grow up, I will never marry a Shepherd, so that I won’t be hungry… My Daddy is a Shepherd and we are always hungry, but my friend’s daddy is not a Shepherd and they never go hungry. Even mummy is hungry, we didn’t eat yesterday.”
I couldn’t tell how tears flowed down my face, and God’s word hit me like an arrow in my heart”
We have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap material gift from you”…1 Corinthians 9:11.
How could I explain to this girl’s that being a shepherd was a noble work and that the reason why they were going hungry was not their father’s fault but the fault of we the members…. We were not following God’s order… A lot of us eat delicacies and forget the Levites who are interceding for us before God… We forget men who have sleepless nights digging the scriptures to get out secrets to move our life forward… The Holy Spirit technically raised my head up as I saw the array of executive cars owned by the members which was a big contrast to the rickety car my shepherd drives… Now I understand why my pastor’s wife wore clothes that were not fashionable.
Friend, it’s high time, we started taking the material needs of those who are blessing us spiritually seriously… Would it be wrong to personally place your shepherd on a monthly allowance? Would it be wrong to support your shepherd in paying his children’s school fees? Anyone who blesses you or ministers to you spiritually, make it a duty to bless them materially…Our shepherds are hungry…. 1 Corithians 9:11. If God has blessed you, bless a minister today and see how God will bless your ways… Remember a soldier who defends a nation and fights for a country does not have to do a side job in other to meet his needs…. The Army provides for him and his family… Let’s provide for our spiritual soldiers…. Have a blessed week.
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