Dear Pastor

wp-1468789929037.jpgDear Pastor,

I love the Church because it’s my Father’s house not because of your exceptionalism. My granddaddy love the Church so much too that he said in Psalms 122:1 (KJV), “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD”. I have followed in his tradition of going to Church everyday of the week until circumstances made me to question if going to Church was to please my Pastor or to worship the creator of Heaven and earth.

God brings people into our lives that are different from us. Love and accept them just the way they are. They don’t need to be “fixed”, Dear Pastor.

To an extent I think I was carried away by your cult of personality and that of the Church that was at play but not anymore and that is why I am sending you the following thoughts, Dear Pastor.

  • Love people for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not, Dear Pastor.
  • Are you representing Christ or representing yourself? Remember what He said, I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. Dear Pastor.
  • Every time you pick up the Word of God and read it, and study it, you are going to learn how to apply it to your life first, Dear Pastor.
  • If you believe that you have done all that you can to teach someone, or rebuke someone, or even correct someone, and you have done all of this in love, then you have to leave the rest up to the Word of God. Let the Word of God do the rebuking and the correcting for you, Dear Pastor.
  • Be the teacher that God wants you to become, Dear Pastor.
  • When we gather together for prayer meetings, let’s pray to God. Let’s not turn it into a Bible study meeting, let’s not turn it into a forum where people are told that they are worthless, Dear Pastor. Your Church members are born in Zion and glorious things are spoken of them.  Psalm 87:2-3 says, “The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God…” So Dear Pastor, Glorious things, not sad things, depressing things, destructive things or discouraging things, but glorious things are spoken of your members!
  • I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God, Dear Pastor.
  • We are called by God to help people, not to judge them. Mercy is greater than judgement! (James 2:13), Dear Pastor.
  • Congratulations on your ability to create sermons out of your confidential counselling meeting with your members, Dear Pastor.
  • Treat your members how you would want your Senior Pastors to treat you, Dear Pastor.
  • Those who do not respect your assignment, disqualify themselves for a relationship, Dear Pastor.
  • God is more than enough! Dear Pastor.
  • NOBODY is too broken for the grace that Jesus has to give, Dear Pastor.
  • You’re preaching… “Are they gaining or are they losing” – Mark 8:31-38, Dear Pastor.
  • When we put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts – that’s all that matters, Dear Pastor.
  • The bible says Love never fails… So if it fails … It wasn’t love, Dear Pastor.
  • Everything happens for a reason. You may not understand it now, but God does, and that is all that matters, Dear Pastor.
  • God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. Let $$ not be your motivation. God loves a cheerful giver, Dear Pastor.
  • Words are important, remember to use them carefully, Dear Pastor.
  • God wants people to come to him out of love and appreciation, not out of fear, Dear Pastor.
  • God brings people into our lives that are different from us. Love and accept them just the way they are. They don’t need to be “fixed”, Dear Pastor.
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become SILENT about things that matter, Dear Pastor.
  • Nothing hurts our presentation of the gospel more than contradicting what we say by the way that we live, Dear Pastor.
  • Don’t expect non-Christians to act and speak like Christians. Be there to build a bridge not burn one, Dear Pastor.
  • Your actions and your words should always agree with each other, Dear Pastor.
  • Instead of telling people they are wrong, why not say you have a different opinion? Only God can say who is truly wrong, Dear Pastor.
  • Heaven is not for good people. Heaven is for forgiven people. Stop judging people because of their ££, Dear Pastor.
  • A dispute dies when discussed with the persons involved, but it escalates when gossiped about with those not involved and used as a sermon, Dear Pastor.
  • Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it. You didn’t chose me, God did, Dear Pastor.
  • Dear Pastor, God does not see as man sees. God saw in fearful Gideon a mighty man of valor and called him so even when he was hiding from his enemies in fear. (Judges 6:12) God saw in young David a king and anointed him as one. (1 Samuel 16:10–13) God saw in meek Moses a deliverer and drew him out from obscurity. (Exodus 3)
  • Today, God looks beyond what man sees and says about you, and He has dreams for you that are bigger than you can imagine!
  • I want you to remember that there is God, Dear Pastor. He is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid – Isaiah 12:2. He loves me and will protect me no matter where I am.

I will write to you again but before then, let’s stay the course and on purpose!

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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3 thoughts on “Dear Pastor

  1. Divinely Divine! says:

    “HEAVEN IS NOT FOR GOOD PEOPLE, HEAVEN IS FOR FORGIVEN PEOPLE.” What a word, what a confidence in the ultimate sacrifice our Father made for us in His Beloved Son!

    Liked by 1 person

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