Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us — beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us — one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles. — Acts 1:21-26
I could imagine that “lots” could be “resumes”. What would have happened if Peter and the others had just drawn lots instead of praying and seeking God’s will? The reason I bring this up is that I have a concern regarding selection of Pastors to a church. So many leave God out of the equation because we already know what we are looking for. The applicant must have a Seminary Masters degree. He must be within a certain age group and other stipulations that puts God in a box. We, after all, know what is best for our congregation and community – right?
Yesterday, being election day in the USA, I wonder if God was consulted before voters went to the polls. Consulting the King of kings (Senator of senators, Pastor of pastors, etc.) should be our first step in deciding our leaders.
To God be the glory in seeking His desire, decision, choice and will. Pray.
Continually seeking Him,