Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Final Finalization

I did it. I finally finalized my message that I'm giving tomorrow. Perhaps if there is a next time I could wait till the last minute then as well. I've had this message in my heart for about the last 3-4 weeks now. There isn't one part that God didn't help out with. It seems that every week I got fed something new that I could add. But sadly I had to pick and choose wisely what I would share in order to keep it in the time restraints. I find it much easier to come up with something to speak on when its something from your own personal experiences. It seems to flow more from the heart in those instances.

Even though I had it in my mind and my heart I felt it necessary to write it down in my own words. Almost word for word so that if I draw a blank in front of everyone I can just read it from my notes. I think this is the third time I've actually written it out. At first I just took notes with some scriptures in mind. Then put message in order with scriptures in order. And finally word for word what I want to share about my deliverance, repentance and our weaknesses.

I don't know how you pastors out there do this from week to week. There has to be a definite calling on your lives. I have even more respect for you preachers and teachers now. Well, if you don't hear from me tomorrow it's possible I died of embarrassment.


von said...

You will do great!

Derek Chalfant said...

You'll do fine, let us know how it goes and even a little bit on what you spoke of.

Kris Sorensen said...

In the book "Refining Your Style" by Dave Stone, he quotes an individual as saying basically… Preaching is like being pregnant, you work and work to "deliver" the message on Sunday only to find out that you are pregnant again on Monday.

I'm sure the Lord will be placing another message in your heart to share again at some point. I've been praying for you and the message that you will be sharing and I'm looking forward to hearing how it went.