It has been slightly over a month now since my pastor, Dr. Arthur M. Brazier, pastor emeritus of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, IL, handed away. Since that point, it would not matter what’s occurring within the day or within the week, for me, there appears to be one thing that jogs my memory of Bishop Brazier. It is for that reason that I dedicate the November/December 2010 situation of Dialog Digest to him.
As I reminisce on the day once I acquired the textual content message from a good friend notifying me of the information of his loss of life, I’m nonetheless overcome with feelings. Regardless of that, I even have an awesome sense of peace, pleasure, and happiness.
I’m at peace as a result of I do know that as a servant chief and shepherd, Bishop Brazier did what he was destined to do in my life and that was assist me on my religious journey of getting a stronger relationship with God and higher understanding of Jesus Christ government.
I’ve pleasure and happiness as a result of I steadily recall the knowledge, perception, data, inspiration, steerage, encouragement, motivation, laughter, readability, and affirmation I gained from Bishop Brazier by means of the assorted consultations and religious teachings he led that helped me to forge forward in my profession as an entrepreneur and securely set up myself as an inspirational speaker, nationwide coach, empowerment creator, and profession coach to skilled audiences world wide.
For sure, straight and not directly, I discovered a lot from my pastor, Bishop Arthur M. Brazier, which I can not even start to place into phrases. Even so, I wish to share with you just a few of the skilled life classes I gained from him that I’ll all the time bear in mind and dwell by:
1) Function from a Spirit of Excellence
As a congregant of the Apostolic Church of God, I noticed time and time once more how Bishop Brazier did every part from one of the best of his skills with out excuses. Whether or not he was main Sunday morning service, Wednesday night time Bible examine, one-on-one advising classes, or serving as visitor speaker for ministry and particular occasions, I might depend on Bishop to hold out his obligations with a excessive degree of preparation, statement, and dedication. This allowed him to present his congregants and audiences his finest whereas equipping us with the perception, data, and inspiration we wanted for our religious progress and every day lives.