In the book Jesus-Driven Ministry, by Ajith Fernando, the author challenges the conventional thinking of the American Pastor. Fernando is from Sri Lanka and has a different perspective on ministry. This book has been one of the most impacting books I have ever read on pastoral ministry. It is a must read for every minister.
In his chapter on praying, Fernando makes a statement that rocked me to the core. Let it challenge you also, “One who is not in intimate personal contact with God, cannot lead God’s people into His presence.”
As pastors we cannot neglect the most important element of our ministry, our time with God.