Pr. Gil Contreras SEED Urban Ministries, Inc


Pr. Gil Contreras SEED Urban Ministries, Inc

The book of Psalms was written by a Poet, Author, Warrior,
Musician, Adulter-er, Murderer, Pastor and better known as the mighty King David. Psalm 23 is one of the most recognized, most listened to, most memorized and most loved by all. the Psalm he begins by referring to God, calling him a Shepherd. The term Pastor is found through the entire Bible (Old and New Testaments). All the main leaders of the nation of Israel (Prophets and Kings) were called Shepherds. the one to come, our Messiah was also called Shepherd. Jesus in the new testament is called the same in John 10:11, saying “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep”. He is our “Good Shepherd”.

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I will lack nothing. 2 In places
of green pastures he makes me rest; beside still waters he
leads me.  3 He restores my soul; he guides me through paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Though I pass through the val-ley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
because you are with me; your rod and your staff breathe

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; have you anointed my head with oil; my cup is overflowing. 6 Surely the good and the mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for long days. (LBLA)

What does it mean to be a PASTOR?

The bible in the book of Jeremiah 3:15, “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who feed you with knowledge and intelligence.

A shepherd needs to know the land where he is, the ground he walks, the weather of the day, the realities of the water, the flash floods, the environment of it.

Likewise, he has to know where the food is, where the water is, the condition of his sheep and the dangers that exist. This means that the pastor also has to be brave and face the predators that existed in the aria of Judea as lions, bears, leopards, foxes, wolves, poisonous snakes and insects.

The Good Shepherd knows every one of his sheep.

The Pastor has a great responsibility. He has to be aware of everything and anything that can affect or hurt the herd at all times. When we say that the Lord is My Shepherd, that automatically implies that he is my owner, my guide, my protector, the one who feeds Me and the one who loves Me. As sheep we understand
clearly that when the Lord is my/our shepherd we will lack nothing.

Culture has washed our minds.
Today many of us have accommodated and allow ourselves to be influenced and driven by culture. Culture imposes itself on our lives and wants to make us believe that there is always more and that we will never be satisfied. Example: If we have a Toyota, we want a Cadillac. If we already have the Cadillac, now we want the Mercedes. The chain of dissatisfaction never ends.
We see that you will always see something more than I want or in my mind that “I need”. We will never be satisfied if we let us shepherd the world. The world we live in today is upside down, fallen and sinful. We are seeking our safety and we place our trust in people, objects and places etc.

God knows all our battles and He is going to give us what we need to be able to move forward and progress in our daily walk.

Only He is omniscient, omnip-otent and omnipresent.
With all confidence and security we can say together “THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, AND I WILL MISS NOTHING.”

SEED Urban Ministries, Inc

Pr. Gil Contreras SEED Urban Ministries, Inc

Suscribete y Recibe nuestros boletines

* indicates required

Ingreso a Webmail

Learning To Live Magazine Revista de Salud, Bienestar y Noticias

Telephone: +1 (786) 788-2064