Monday, June 24, 2019

Pastor Keith Says #1

About 6 zillion times a year someone says to me, "Look Pastor Keith, I know you like to say what the Bible says about things, but I want to know what PASTOR KEITH says about things!  Don't you have any thoughts or opinions of your own???"  While I of course have thoughts and opinions of my own, these people have SO missed the point that it's sad.

Think about this for a moment.  A history teacher walks into the room and begins by saying, "It doesn't say this anywhere in the history books, but I know for CERTAIN that what I'm about to teach you is true."  Are you scared yet?  How about if a Pastor begins the days preaching with, "Now it doesn't say this anywhere in the Bible, but believe me when I tell you that the spirit has revealed these things to me!"  About now you should be running for the doors!  If someone attempts to teach you something that IS NOT and CAN NOT be found ANYWHERE in the Bible, run, Run, RUN!

With that said, even though I recognize that compared to God, that I really know very little, sometimes I like to think that I come up with some pretty sound advice.  And as with most things, you get what you pay for, so if you don't like these musings I'll share with you, please feel free to return them for a full refund!  :P

Pastor Keith says, "On your deathbed, it's better to regret the things that you didn't do, rather than the things that you did do.  The things not done were not consequential, merely things that you would have enjoyed in the flesh!  The things that were done, are things that were not only consequential, but will weigh heavily on your mind, your heart and in your spirit.  If you are presented with an opportunity to do something and you can't find any way for that something to bring Glory to God, then you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

And that reminds me.  I'm not actually suggesting that you have ANY regrets at all, but suffice it to say that without some regret, there can be no repentance to begin with.

So that's my first "Pastor Keith Says".
I would hope that I gave you something to remember and something to pass along.

As always, please feel free to leave your comments or suggestions below.