Preachers and Stress

Preachers & Stress

Warren E. Berkley

The preachers who weather the storms…

 

  1. Are the ones who read, study and pray for their own spiritual welfare (2 Tim. 2:6).

 

  1. Are the men who do not just react, but think, consult and anticipate (1 Pet. 1:13; 3:10; Jas. 1:19).

 

  1. Are surrounded by mature friends (Eccl. 4:9,10).

 

  1. Are those who keep the family fire burning (1 Pet. 3:7, Eph. 6:1-4; 1 Tim. 5:8).

 

  1. Are those who develop and maintain clear, biblical perspectives (Matt. 6:6).

 

“So, brethren, watch over your own heart. Keep out sinful passions and worldly inclinations. Keep up the life of faith and love. Be much at home with God. Let it be your daily, serious business to study your own heart, to subdue corruptions, and to live dependent on God. If not, then all your work that you constantly attend to will go amiss, and you will starve your hearers. If you only have an artificial fervency, then you cannot expect attendant blessings. Above all, be much in secret prayer and meditation,” Leland Ryken.

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