This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers.

“Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way.” (1 Samuel 12:23)

Samuel’s role in the nation of Israel was going to change.  The people had been clamoring for a king, and the time had come to install Saul as king of the nation.  What would Samuel do after this? Would he ride off into the sunset? Would he work on his golf game? Samuel’s role with the nation would certainly be changing, but his calling wouldn’t change.

Samuel had been a man of prayer.  For forty years he had been part of that wall, that hedge of protection, interceding with God on behalf of the nation.  That wasn’t going to change.

Samuel was also a man called to speak.  As a prophet, he had been a mouth piece for God. He had given guidance to the nation.  There were times he even had to call them to repentance when they had gone astray.  That too wasn’t going to change.

Do you want to be an effective influencer for God’s kingdom?  It doesn’t matter whether you are at the beginning or the end of ministry, the call is the same as Samuel’s.  Make a commitment to intercede daily for the people in your life.  Make a commitment to share truth to those you pray for. Make these your lifelong calling.