As pastors' wives we can not simply be onlookers. Listen closely. An onlooker is someone who comes to observe, to experience, to just watch. While I am not saying, you should be volunteering and serving every Sunday to show you are what a pastor's wife should be. But what I am saying is this. As pastors' wives we should be continuously pointing people to Jesus, not just watching Jesus.
If we are but watching Jesus, without pointing people to Him, we are missing the goal and purpose of being a pastor's wife. Pastors' wives, women, men, pastors, I think we all somewhere down the line lose sight of the purpose and goal. We begin living action based lives. The more I serve, the more bible studies I have, the more people I talk to in church on a sunday morning will then make me a better christian or pastor's wife.
The purpose was never to be the best pastor's wife, or the best christian. God didn't say, here is your title now be the best one you can be. I think God desired us to just be the best at pointing people to Him. And then, if we are the best at pointing people to Him in return we will be the best we can be. The disciples were under qualified, but they didn't just see and watch Jesus. They followed and pointed people to Him, and that made them the most qualified.
Sometimes we all get lost in our journeys, and we are wandering looking for a sign of which way to go. And I think, Jesus is always pointing people to Himself. He points people to Himself through a sunset, through a song, through goose bumps, through people's stories. When Jesus points us to Him, as lovers of Christ we can't just watch, and follow, but we need to point other people who are wandering too. As pastors' wives, we are shepherds. And shepherds point their sheep in the way they should go, and run and rescue the ones that are wandering.
We need to start every day with prayer, and asking ourself what is our purpose for today. When we know our purpose from the start, then we will be better at aiming for it during the day. However, when we don't remind ourself what the purpose is, it is easier to get lost. Don't just be an onlooker.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor