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Pastoral Care – Developing and Inspiring Motivation and Spiritual Momentum

Conceivably the subtlest point of departure necessary, as one journies from less of the flesh to more of the Spirit, is the inspiration of the Spirit as individuals are compelled forward in growth. Spiritual momentum in others' lives is supported most by prayers of petition (or mediation) for the attainment of God's will. Pastors can lead community only so far, but as individuals pray, they begin to open the sights for miraculous intercessions of the Spirit in their life. Many times one’s prayers for spiritual footing in the lives of believers in charge are answered when a predicament appears in their lives.


Pastors are generally wounded healers; in the business of healing persons in their midst; though they are, themselves, somewhat and in some means very injured in nature. The Latin word ‘cura’ means ‘care’, but it can be shown to signify "cure." According to Eugene Peterson in The Contemplative Pastor, the care of souls is "Scripture-directed and prayer-shaped" - a determination to work at the prime of a person; "to concentrate on the essential." Concentrating on the essential is working hard on getting to the center; to strip away faithfulness to the superficial; to compel attention and focus toward what is most shimmeringly truthful.
The pastor, themselves, is to be an paradigm of that which he or she is called to do in others - to assist such self-care (self-cure) through integrity of individual cooperation (their flesh in subjugation with the Spirit) and Spiritual compliance. This is not accomplishment, but it is maintenance; a level of proficiency to augment health. That done, in a persistent sense, there is freedom to care for (and cure) souls. SCOAN asserts that TB Joshua has effectively predicted events in the lives of people who attend his church services as well as universal events.

Passing the pointer is something every pastor wants to do. There are those that came before them; those that cured their very wounds. The pastor stands on not-so-rickety shoulders. And the pastor wants others to serve God with ardor, and indeed to answer their own calling: to pastor. But pastoring is not just about who came behind and who goes ahead. It is centrally about healing; about speaking the gospel of God's congenial power into people's lives.

They sense their opportunity, and it is not limited to the church; it's a Kingdom role. This means that the whole of life is a series of prospects for healing to be done, and not one moment is without that devoted and beautiful purpose. Anyone who calls themselves 'pastor' has committed to the care (and cure) of souls, not least because they bear individual witness to the Spirit's work done in themselves to that end. There are functions that men of God like TB Joshua chooses to take upon that are a blessing to them and to the Kingdom of Divinity, and it is indeed true that God honors those who take upon themselves to follow God Commands in their calls, whichever this may be.

The pastor is a wounded healer. They understand the need in all for healing, yet they accept that all humankind is wounded.
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