THE PASTOR'S KEYBOARD
Like all of you I have fears in my life. I mean I don’t like to be very far off of the ground if you know what I mean. I have a phobia about snakes. I don’t like spiders and I for sure don’t like that statistic that says the average human being eats “X” number of spiders while sleeping in their lifetime! I have concerns about my kids and now for grandchildren. I’m concerned for our country. I’m VERY concerned for the Church in the U.S.A. I could list many more fears without much effort. I don’t think my fears are out of the ordinary. Nor do I put them into the category of lack of faith although one could make that argument.
When I hear that some people “aren’t afraid of anything”… well… let me just say “I doubt that.” Can I share one of my biggest fears? It looks something like this: I am standing before the judgement seat of God. I’m pretty sure that I’m nervous. God looks at me and says in a rather ominous voice: “What were you doing?! I gave you ___ years in that life and what did you do with it?! After all that time how could you have not figured out what I had in store?”
You see, my fear is this; my fear is that I, nor we have “gotten it.” We will live our lives doing what we have always done, calling ourselves “Christians”, going to church, giving to the church, and a few other things… only to discover… THAT WASN’T IT! One day in some context after our last breath we will be confronted with the dreaded reality that God had amazing things in store for us and we never took the plunge. Kind of like riding those horses for 25 cents outside of the grocery store only to discover that the true destination was Disney World.
Sorry, I’m not going to “solve” this for you. I just would appreciate you meditating on what the God of the Universe might have in store for you. If it’s the “same old same old”… what a boring God!
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