Hello Saints! I post that question based on what my pastor shared with us at our bible study last night. He had a dream that he was in his home having a get together with many friends and family. He served food to everyone, thereafter he said one of the guests told him that they did not like him. They pretty much just tolerated him to get what they wanted out of him. So, he proceeded in his dream asking all the guests if they felt that way and they all agreed. Our pastor from there shared that this is how some Christians does the Lord and honestly I feel the same way. There are those of us that love the Lord with all our heart and soul. Then there's others that seek Him only when they need something. If some christians felt some other being could supply their needs like the Lord, I would think they would not call on Him at all. It's unfortunate but it's true. God's chosen men and women pastors and leaders of the church are sometimes treated the same way. They are treated at times by members as if they do not have feelings or that they owe them something. The church will support a member on many occasions but the one time the church says no, then the member may call it church hurt. Forgetting about all the other times that the church was there to support them including the pastor. Do not get me wrong, I am not saying all christians and members of the body are doing this. I say this because I hear and see it more and more often these day. Did you know the church is one of the most sued organizations today?
I guess I'm on a soap box right now because it hurts my heart to see how Jesus, God the Father and Pastors as well as other leaders in the church are treated or 'tolerated' by church members just to get what they want out of the Lord. Not too often will someone offer to pray with or for the pastor and leaders of the church. Not too often will they ask if they can do something for the leaders. Some will cry for the Lord in their time of need but their heart is far from Him. The Lord has feelings too just like we do. He gets hurt and disappointed when we are disobedient to His Word and keeping Him in our hearts. God says in His Word that He is a jealous God. That alone says that our Father in Heaven has feelings.
Saints, please continue to lift our brothers and sister up in prayer for understanding and that they will have a renewing of their mind and heart. I pray the people will seek the Lord for more than His blessings but seek Him just because He is WORTHY TO BE PRAISED! Be blessed Saints! :o\