Day to Day Pastoral Vows

prayerhandsI was reading Psalm 61 as part of my morning devotions. A couple of lines of the psalm really stood out, and thought I’d share them. One day 37 years ago I stood before my congregation and took a vow to be their pastor. The psalmist’s words reminded me of how this should be playing out today, and every day in my ministry.
“Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah.
        For you, O God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name….
       So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.”