By Myron Krys
Through observation of others you learn what to do and what not to do. And what you NEVER EVER DO. This knowledge is especially handy when attending church.
These are 4 of the 10 Commandments of Church according to Myron Krys:
I. Thou Shalt Not Do Stupid Stuff and Call it Faith
When I grew up, we had a “Testimony Service”. That is a time when people would get up and tell about the goodness of the Lord. One Sunday, a mother got up.
“Giving honor to God who is the head of my life; to the Pastor and the first lady; the ministers, deacons, the musicians, to the mother board, the “ursher” board, all the family, children, guests, saints and friends. I would like to thank God for being faithful. I don't like to stop and get gas. I have the money, but I just don't like to stop. One day I was riding along and my gas light came on. I prayed, Lord help me get to the gas station. Right when I turned into the gas station, my car shut off. But thankfully I got two nice men to push my car to the pump.
So, the next week I was driving along and my gas light came on. This time, I learned my lesson. I prayed, God help me to get to pump. I pulled up to the pump and my car shut off. Hallelujah! I just want to thank God for being faithful.”
As we in the congregation sat there, we could not help but ask the question, why do you keep riding on “E”? Thou shalt not do stupid stuff and call it faith.
II. Thou Shalt Not Be Ashy
There is a very friendly lady at my church.
She always dresses nice and fashionable. Yet when you look down, her “cankles” are always ashy. Ash is not in the will of God for our lives. This is a biblical concept. Follow me. When we get saved we are baptized in water. The Spirit of God is also represented by water. Afterward, God will anoint us to do different things. The anointing is always indicative of oil, specifically olive oil. Thus, we are bathed in the water and moisturized in the oil. However, when you think about the devil you think about Hell and fire. If you put wood in the fire, what do you get? Ash. Therefore, ash is of the devil. Amen?
III. Thou Shalt Make Sure You Are Secure
One Sunday we had Baptisms. One of the sisters got in the Baptismal pool. She covered her nose. The pastor dunked her in the water and brought her back up. When she went down, she had a head full of hair. When she came up, she was bald as an eagle.
With me being a singer, a song came into my spirit. I began to sing, “Wig in the water. Wig in the water children. Wig in the water. God's gonna trouble the water.”
IV. Thou Shalt Eat Before You Come to Church
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 11:34, “If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home.” Need I say more? It is in the book.
Decatur, Georgia native, Myron Krys (“Chris”) Florence received his Master of Arts in Interactive Media from Savannah College of Art and Design. Being a recording artist, speaker, author, and the CEO of MeddleMind Design; a graphic, web design and online services company; it is his ultimate vision to equip others to believe in themselves, their dreams and their God. He is in his second semester at McAfee on the Congregational track.