Saturday, July 7, 2012
A Preacher's Prayer
I had one week to study and prepare my sermon, but waited till the last day! Still no message. Then I had a text, and was given a message. thank God for His grace. May this never happen again.
I love preaching but hate preparing. What an irony! What a juxtaposition! God help me not to be someone who wants a crown without a cross, a victory without a fight, and a success without sacrifice!
I had been preaching for the last 24 years, started when I was 17; it's actually even earlier, I first stood behind the pulpit when I was 12. There is a tendency to rely on my experience, expertise, and ability rather than God. It's a temptation that I must continually overcome!