BLESS ME GOD OF POWER IN MY CHRISTIAN MINISTRY - GOD IS POWER UNCTION TO CHURCH MINISTRY
|SYMBOLS OF SPIRITUAL POWER
|HOLY SPIRIT, HOLY COMMUNION AND BIBLE
ANNOINTING OF GOD’S POWER ON HIS WORKERS
DO YOU HAVE A SHAWL OF PARTIAL POWER
OR CLOAK OF FULL POWER?
The business conference had a lunch break
I remembered there
was a small park
A block away that reminded me of an oasis
Appearing among the large tall buildings.
Quietly I slipped away for an hour’s rest there
On a green park bench under an oak tree.
Forgetting my business my mind did turn
To the problems of weakness in my church,
like my pastor’s sermons lacked punch,
Powerful words without the unction of God,
For they did not
stir my hungry soul
And I so did want God to touch and guide me.
Soon prayer grasped me and
I bowed my head
When a very pleasant voice I did hear,
Looking up I saw a man of my age
in business attire who spoke?
“Are you ill? Can I help you? Need water?”
I responded quickly,
“I was praying for help.”
He said, “May I sit down with you for a spell?”
I moved my hat leaving room for him,
My first reaction to this nameless man
Was that I liked
him and felt at ease,
Then he said, “We all seek spiritual food.”
I thought how did he know
I looked at him and awaited his next words.
He said, “God has placed different
Over his church and ministry leaders,
Some wear shawls with holes of no power
For God has
given them limited spiritual power,
For they believe too much on their own ability.
there are many unknowingly wearing shawls
But God desires to replace their weak garment
With a hole
less cloak of power over their shoulders
If they only turn from intellect to trust Him more fully,
God’s power dominates this world and all life
And His ministers are empowered to represent Him.
He went on, “You see, Frank, it is all a matter of trust,”
I sensed this man was special, a teacher,
He continued on, “We grow in trusting
But when we take the step of deep trust
The unction of
the Holy Spirit so fills
Our being that the shawl becomes a cloak.
for your pastor who operates
In his intellectual effort and control,
That the Lord in His mercy will replace
Your pastors shawl with a spiritual cloak
Now it late and I must go, so goodbye,“
said, “No, I have many questions!”
By now I sensed that this was a holy man
I begged him to stay and talk
He said, “You had your question answered,
Now I leave you in peace
God is in charge and to receive His unction
You need to trust Him with all your soul.”
Reader you say,” I am not an ordained pastor
But God has given me a ministry,
Do I also have either a shawl or cloak?”
Yes, indeed you do have God’s power,
do you trust God to guide you?
Pray for a rich covering of power from God.
The author says,
“This poem combines into one story
Two events in my life where God touched me,
God works in what
I like to call His magic,
In ways we least expect and in ways
That are too wonderful to fathom,
So if God touched you to trust more,
Praise him wholeheartedly for His gift to you.
By Frank E. Henrich January 15, 2012
GOD IS POWER UNCTION TO CHURCH MINISTRY - BLESS ME
GOD OF POWER MY CHRISTIAN MINISTRY.
PHOTO BY FRANK HENRICH OF STAINED GLASS WINDOW AT
ST. PAUL'S LUTHERN CHURCH, MERCED, CA, USA. USED WITH ST. PAUL CHURCH'S PERMISSION.
GOD IS POWER UNCTION TO BLESS ME - GOD
OF POWER TO MY CHRISTIAN MINISTRY YES TO CHURCH MINISTRY.