Tuesday, 23 August 2011
By David Miller
Great reminder from J.R. Briggs’ blog on the importance of pastoral health.
Todd Rhodes had some good reflections on healthy rhythms of a pastor. Simple yet wise words.
1. Let God restore your soul daily.
- Psalm 23. Matthew 11:28.
- Worship. Prayer. Solitude. Listening. Bible reading.
2. Give your marriage priority attention.
- A bad marriage ruins the rest of life. (Remember the Proverbs.)
- A good marriage fortifies you for the rest of life.
- Is your home a tunnel of chaos or an oasis of rest?
3. Work with your personal rhythms.
- For me: start early, try and leave early.
- Creative work in the mornings.
- Between 4-7 p.m.: not my best time for mental focus.
4. Keep your Sabbath rest.
- A principle of creation: rest one day in seven.
- Sabbath is a day to pray and play.
5. Do the things only you can do – and delegate the rest.
- Be ruthless in simplifying your work.
- Empower others!
- Take some time now to save much time later.
Read the next 5 at http://www.jrbriggs.com/10-keys-to-being-a-healthy-pastor/07/