I see where celebrities will find their own private Spiritual Advisor to guide them on their spiritual journey. I think some have fell into a trap. Either that or they don’t listen.
Who is your spiritual advisor? You don’t have to be a celebrity to have one. In fact many people have one and they take him for granted. The person I’m primarily thinking of is your pastor, priest, clergy or local bishop.
Do you ever think of your pastor as your spiritual advisor? Granted we have direct access to the Father but having a pastor to go to can be advantageous.
Ever known of those church members who helped to bring in their pastor and will sit under his leadership for years only to dismiss him when they really need his spiritual guidance? Perhaps his guidance is not what they want to hear even if it is what they need to hear. As a former pastor I know these things to take place. Although not following the direction of leadership is not limited to pastors.
I do believe the pastor who has been tried and found truthfully faithful deserves honest reception of spiritual advice. Your life, your home, and your marriage can be enlightened with the favor of God if you will make an honest effort to follow your spiritual leaders advice.
Consider obedience to your spiritual leaders advice as an opportunity to share in his ‘Crown of Glory’ he will receive one day. It is a part of the reward for shepherding the flock God has laid to his charge.
Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. (1 Peter 5:1-4 NASB)
Until next time