The Pastor's Companion
The role of the Pastor's Companion is a vital part of the ministry. Each companion brings giftings into the calling of the parsonage home. I am grateful for each person, sacrifice and personality expressed in the lives of our pastor's companions. Thank you for the high honor to work along side of you in the ministry.
This page has been started with you in mind. I want to share with you, pray with you, encourage you, and even cry with you. Each week, I will place a devotion on here for you to read and contemplate the goodness of God. I will share resources and information through on-line sights, books, or other forms of media. Together we will grow in the Lord and draw closer to each other.
Currently, the times we are living in are unstable at best. We are all navigating through unchartered territory. I pray for you and your family daily. The first devotion centers around the feelings associated with the new normal that we are experiencing. You can read it on-line or print a copy to read later.
It is my prayer that this new avenue of connection will be a source of strength to you in your ministry. May God richly bless you.
"Knit Together" May 14, 2020
Written by Karen Harper
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 NIV
Lots of craziness going on in the world today. It seems this time on earth is full of opinions, speculation, and stress. Every time I turn on the news, someone else has an opinion or forecast of what is to come. They are trying to make a name for themselves and be “the one” that foresees the outcome of the Corona Virus. Politicians are not even listening to the people, because they are trying to promote their own agenda and be seen as the “savior” of the United States.
In relation to us personally, we may wonder why we have been forced to live in this uncertain time. As I read Psalm 139:13-14, it revealed something to me that I have never understood from this scripture. It is not just about the wonder of being created by the Creator and the majesty of birth, but it is about the specific time in history that God chose for us to be born. He placed key characteristics into our body and soul that gave us the stamina to endure these extraordinary times. He knew we would have to be strong. He knew that we would need to have hope in the midst of uncertainty. He knew we would need a deep faith in an unseen God to look past the agenda of the Politicians.
God created us in a unique fashion. He placed within us gifts and talents that are exclusive to each of us as individuals. He knew that we could use those characteristics to help us in our ministry. For instance, I have heard many testimonies from our older saints (many of which have received their final reward) about living in the Great Depression. They learned to survive on much less food and earthly possessions than before the stock market crashed and the banks went belly up. I heard them speak about how that pinto beans saved their life! They were born at just the right time in history for God to use them to minister to others that were hurting and in need. They were survivors and we are too!
I declare to you today, that you have been created for this time in history to make a difference! You are equipped with special abilities that God will use to minister to the people of this world. This crisis is not limited to the United States. It is everywhere. People are seeking God and needing the comfort of His Word and His assurance. YOU have been placed in THIS time in history to be HIS hands and feet! It is not by chance that you are here and God did not put you here to destroy you. God put you here to make you strong from within and to be a light in this dark world.
I have never dreamed how sinful this world would become, but we cannot deny that sin has gripped the hearts of so many people and they need a Savior! Not a politician, but a SAVIOR who is CHRIST THE LORD! There is only ONE Savior! A savior with hope. A Savior with truth. A Savior with peace.
You were formed in your Mother’s womb on exactly the right day to bring you to this time in history! What will you do with the gifts God has placed in your hands?
You Are Unique
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Minister Debbie Parton
Pastor's Wife &
Regional Prayer Coordinator
Minister Debbie Parton is the Pastor's Companion at Harvest Worship Center in Taylor, MI. She is also the Regional Prayer Coordinator. She has a powerful prayer life and ministry. Sis. Debbie has written a prayer that she has prayed for you and I am posting it for you to see and hear as you pray it over yourself. Prayer is a weapon that Satan has no defense over! We will be a conqueror!
I come to you today in the precious name of Jesus on behalf of our Pastor's companions. They stand so faithfully with their spouses and I thank you for their dedication. I pray for their encouragement, send them true friends that will stand with them as they support ministry and family life. May they be strong and courageous in their thought life. Let fear and doubt be far from them. Fuel their thought with faith and the fire of the Holy Spirit. May they learn to cast all their worries and anxiety on you, for You care deeply about their needs. When they face disappointment and obstacles, let them rest in the fact that you are still on the throne and you have not changed. I pray for their spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial well being. May they prosper and be in good health as their soul prospers. Let them know they have been called by you to their positions and you have called and equipped them for the journey ahead. You did not call them to be successful, you called them to be faithful. I pray they would not only be attentive to your voice but when they hear you speaking, they would have the boldness to obey quickly. Give them clear guidance and direction. Let their words bring life, hope and peace. I pray Eph. 1:17-18 over these precious companions.
"I ask that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you."
I bless you in Jesus Name.
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