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Scripture-based prayers for Pastors:
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, anoint Pastor Scott to preach, and bring apostolic results (Acts 2:37). As my pastor speaks the Word, let sign and wonders follow confirming it (Mark 16:20). 
Let the sick be healed; let the oppressed be set free. Anoint Pastor Scott with the truth (Matthew 16:17). Let people be cut to the heart and accept Jesus Christ.

Pastor Scott's Weekly Devotionals

Experiences


Acquiring wisdom is a PROCESS.  P stands for praying, R stands for reading, O stands for openness, and C stands for choices.  Today's thought is that E stands for experiences.

I don't think anyone would argue with the claim that experiences bring wisdom.  As each of us looks at our own life, isn't this self-evident?  If someone were to ask you, “What are some of the most important lessons you've learned over the years?,” wouldn't the vast majority of your responses contain the phrase, “Here's what happened,” or something similar?

A standard definition of the word “experience” is something like this:  a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something.  Experiences are a natural part of our everyday life.  As we go about the process of living, we are automatically gaining experience(s).  How cool is that!

The question, then, is not whether we will have experiences, but what we will learn from our experiences.  How can we make it more likely that our experiences will make us wise, instead of making us bitter, or selfish, or afraid, or angry, or isolated?

This is where our trust in God comes into play.  Do we truly believe what the apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:28-29?  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.  Do we truly believe that everything God allows into our life can shape us more and more into the image of Jesus?  Even the bad things?  Even the horrible things?  Even the unspeakable things?  Our God is a redeemer.  He creates good out of evil.

Acquiring wisdom is a PROCESS.  Take it slowly, one experience at a time.

Sharing the journey,

Pastor Scott
          Meet Pastor Scott Hausrath

 Born in San Jose, California in 1961, Pastor Scott was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 1980, while  attending the University of California at Berkeley, he heard the gospel and became a Christian, thanks to the  ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.

 Desiring to serve in gospel ministry, Pastor Scott attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, where he first met  Seventh Day Baptists. He became a member of the San Gabriel Valley SDB congregation and was blessed  through the ministry of Pastor John and Ruthie Peil. Upon graduating from Fuller, Pastor Scott was given the  opportunity to minister with the Foothill SDB congregation in Montrose, CA.

After pastoring in Montrose for fifteen years, he stepped down and moved to Redmond, Washington, to assist his step-mother in taking care of his father, who was struggling with Parkinson's Disease. While in Washington, Pastor Scott was very blessed to enjoy the fellowship of the Seattle Area SDB Church. He was particularly touched by the ministry of Pastor Ken and Ruth Burdick.

Shortly after his father's death in August of 2011, Pastor Scott was contacted by the North Loup, Nebraska SDB Church, who were seeking a minister. Upon accepting the congregation's call to ministry, he began pastoring in North Loup on February 1, 2012.

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