Let Me Hide

I am the minister of a small church. They had been wandering in the wilderness without a minister for about 2 years when I came on the scene. (They were getting by with guest speakers.) They can't afford to hire me full time so I work as a counselor during the week to pay the bills. I am often weary at the end of the day from trying to do all that I want to do for my congregation and work a full time job at the same time. But my real fatigue has to do with not being allowed to speak as the Holy Spirit inspires me to. I am told by my church elders that my congregation needs to be "dumbed down " to. I don't think Jesus ever "dumbed" anything down. My goodness, look at The Sermon on the Mount... This church hired me when I was in my fourth year of seminary. I was ordained last Fall. I shouldn't be this tired so soon. Just let me hide in the shadow of your wings, Father.

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