Gotta Stay Prepared
Preaching on Sundays is never something I take lightly. I prayerfully prepare all week to the best of my ability. I ask God to direct my every thought. To give me the message He would have communicated. Then, I ask God to help me share it with great clarity, power, truth, and grace.
Being a pastor makes many things challenging. You never really feel off the clock. I’m fact, you don’t feel like you’ve been hired by anyone. You feel called by God to be available any time He plans to use you. So, it can be really hard to plan other things in life. Spending time with family or just resting your own mind is tough.
Earlier this afternoon I got back from a great two day trip with my family. I always look forward to any quality time we can spend together. But, now it’s time to switch gears. To get my mind focused on the mission before me. This Sunday I will once again trust God to deliver through me. The message He alone gave to me. Fortunately, He never lets me down.
“Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2