What would you do, that you can't do, because you are a pastor?

Question: What would you do that you can't do because you are a pastor?

What would you do that you can't do because you are a pastor?

Let me take the liberty of broadening that a bit: Is there something I would want to do but I can't do because I am a Christian?

This applies to all of us, and it implies as Christians we might be missing something fun or exciting.

Here's what the apostle Paul says: "Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible, but not everything is constructive" 1 Corinthians 10:23.

However, as Christians we have an even greater challenge. Here's what Paul says in Romans: "Therefore I urge you, family, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.... Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." Romans 12:1,2.

So when I choose to live as a Christian, my thinking also changes—not to what I can't do but more specifically what I can do to honor God. In the book of John it says, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a person remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing" John 15:5.

I will focus only on things that are beneficial and constructive if I stay in Christ.

God be with each of you and remember keep looking uP!

PJ

March 01, 2008 / Ask PJ
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P. J. Deming, Milo Academy youth pastor and vice principal