Day 268

Today’s Reading – Ezra 7-10

Get up, for it is your duty to deal with this matter; 
we will support you. Be strong and act.   Ezra 10:4

The people had a problem.

Ezra was their leader.

Notice that the people knew what needed to be done and offered their support.

Too often, we know what needs to be done. We even appoint leaders to get the job done.

Our problem is that . . .

1) we don’t hold our leaders accountable to the task
2) we don’t support the leaders in the task

When is the last time you offered your support to the leader of your congregation or your community?

When is the last time you offered your support with the words “Whatever you need me to do.”?

It is one thing to support with words and completely other thing to support with actions.

What kind of supporter are you?



I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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