The Seven Most Important People In Your Life When I went to church this past Sunday morning, I had to go alone. Weird for me, but I was not to be dissuaded from attending services and hearing the message that God has for me. Madison’s teething is making her a tad bit irritable, so Daddy decided he would stay home with her, rather than subjecting the rest of her nursery classmates to her non-stop fussiness. So, off I went to church. The message the pastor delivered to us this week was one of the best ones I’ve heard in a long time, and definitely one that I needed to hear. It never fails to amaze me who God speaks to me in so many ways. Our pastor spoke to us about the seven most important people in your life here on Earth. Granted, God is to be number one at all times, and then your family, and so forth. But his message was more about what types of other people are important for you to have in your life. The first is a wise person. . A wise person will help you discern the events unfolding in your life and will give you good counsel that is biblically sound. This wise person will also model what they teach you, instead of just saying and then doing something entirely different. Most importantly, this wise person will remind you that it is indeed wise to fear the Lord. The second is a marriage mentor. 1 Corinthians 4:15. This mentor is a spiritually mature Christian who is able to help guide you and your spouse through the stages of growth in your marriage. We need to look for a marriage mentor who has a marriage that we wish to model. Not just a marriage that looks good on the outside, but is true and kind on the inside. The third is a faith builder. Numbers 13:30. This person challenges you to believe in God for all things – the big things, the little things, and all things in between. This person sees your potential for the good you can do for God’s Kingdom when you can’t. This person isn’t afraid to tell you to get off your rear-end and get moving for God. The fourth is an encourager. This person rejoices in your joy. They lift you up when you’re in times of despair. They are there with you through thick and thin, no matter what. If you hit the bottom, you can look to your side and they’ll be there with you to help begin the climb back up. The fifth is a person who is along side you in your spiritual journey, experiencing many of the same things that you are. Ecclesiastes 4:10-12. This person is there so that you may each be able to understand the other and the similar challenges you are each facing in your walk with Christ in this fallen world. The sixth is a prayer partner. Matthew 18:19. This person is someone with whom you can be completely vulnerable and totally open. You are able to have the utmost confidence that your sharings with him or her won’t become the latest gossip on TMZ or the church rumor mill. You know that if you ask this person to pray for you, they will drop to their knees right then and do so, as you would do for them. The seventh is an anointed pastor. 1 Chronicles 16:22. An anointed pastor is known by the fruit he bears for the Glory of God only by the Grace of God, and recognizes it as such. Being under the guidance and cover of an anointed pastor helps you grow in the Lord and to learn so much about being a fruit-bearing Christian. I am so thankful to God to have been able to be in His House this past Sunday. There is no place I’d rather be. I pray that the message my pastor delivered to me can be of help to you as well. God bless, Virginia
I'm so glad you went to church on Sunday!
I have been blessed to have these people in my life . . . sometimes the same person fulfills two of the seven types you list.
And my dear, I count you among the seven.