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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

 
Free to Decide

Last week my good buddy Mike and I were lamenting the death of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan. She was a wonderful singer, and many of the songs she wrote and recorded with her band encouraged listeners to think about what's going on around them.

One of my favorite Cranberries songs, Free to Decide 
(https://youtu.be/h01hmazvE5Q), reminds me that each of us has the freedom to make choices about our life. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am very thankful that God has given us humans the freedom to make choices.

Sometimes, however, the choices we make can steal our freedom to make good choices. Dolores, for example, chose to drink excessively while she was alone in a London hotel room. This decision stole her freedom to make good choices, so she ended up drowning in the bathtub, with a blood alcohol level more than four times the UK's legal limit. Dolores's first choice, to drink excessively, actually became one of her last choices.

Other things besides intoxication can steal our freedom to make good choices. Fear, ignorance, malnutrition, stress, lack of sleep, and anger are a few examples. Are you about to make a choice that might steal your freedom to make good choices? You need to hear this: Jesus's brother James wrote, If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:5, NIV) This is an amazing promise, one which I regularly lay hold of. I need God's wisdom, so I'm always asking Him for it.

Are you willing to admit that you too need God's wisdom? Choosing His wisdom enables us to steer clear of things that can steal our freedom to make good choices. Choosing God's wisdom will not be one of our last choices.

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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