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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Pastor (11/30/06)

TITLE: God's Spokesperson
By Tameka Moxey


A pastor is one who spreads the word,
One that is unspotted in all that is heard.
He is the revealer of secrets that God gives to Him,
He watches out for your soul when things seem grim.
He's the protector of the flock that's placed in his care,
He's supposed to be loving and kind and partake in all that's fair.
The pastor is one that speaks as the oracle of God,
Expressing the fact that He's Savior and Lord.
A pastor should not be involved in things contrary to God,
His hands should be clean, he should be no fraud.
He should be one that judges all matters rightly,
Be fair in his dealings with a mind that's spiritedly.
He should only adhere to the voice of the master,
Preach God's word in all seasons for he is the pastor.
His members should not become door mats or slaves,
Because God shares His glory with no one, He is not naive.
The pastor should have eyes like that of Elijah,
Being an eagle eye prophet if he is on fire.
He should use the rod of correction as God gave him the power,
To rebuke, reprove and bring down Babel's tower.
He is an instrument, the undershepherd of the creator,
He does what the Spirit says because he's used as the mediator.
The pastor should be objective in all that he does,
Not take sides or have favorites, as this God shuns.
He is a motivator, a participator, one that cries out for his members,
Seeks God on their behalf particularly repeat offenders.
He should be humble, never exalting himself before God,
He must remember he's a servant with the word as his sword.
He is the watchman of the city which represents their souls,
He tries to ensure they do not make Hell their goal.
But he is not just a man that cries fire and brimstone,
He's also a counselor of the lost whom he encourages to atone.
He is their for his sheep in the bad times too,
To help them keep pressing toward the mark and pursue.
He doesn't just leave them hanging when things are not going well,
He helps keep them grounded for those days that are not swell.
His reputation precedes him wherever he goes,
He is one recommended by others, even his foes.
He fights the enemy, stays on the wall,
Never comes down or takes his mind of the call.
He laments day and night for those in his care,
He follows the example of God, leaving nothing to fear.
He troubles the throne to see God's people are blessed,
He intercedes for them in times of distress.
But over all he's one that is there,
To be the spokesperson for God make sure that you hear.

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Jan Ackerson 12/08/06
Wow--you've certainly given a lot of thought to the quelities of a good pastor! This is awesome!

A very long poem in rhymed couplets starts to feel almost tiring after a bit--I encourage you to experiment with different rhyming schemes in future poetry. And feel free to PM me if you'd like additional thoughts on making your meter more consistent.

I so much appreciate the hours of thought and hard work that must have gone into this!
Marilyn Schnepp 12/09/06
Alot of effort went into this poetic essay on Pastor; however, as a reader, it would be less monotonous if it were broken down into verses perhaps. As a poet, I'd suggest a different type of meter and rhyme as Jan suggested...to make it more palatable. Nice going though, and has many great thoughts.
william price12/10/06
I too can appreciate all the work that went into this poem. I can tell you wrote it straight from your heart. It was expressed very honestly. A true gift. God bless.