E-votional - In
There With You
He said, "Look! I see
four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth
looks like the son of God."
- Daniel 3:25
My heart, it begins to race, my palms they
begin to get moist and the sound begins to either completely go away, or
robs my own attention and focus from me. Each Sunday morning this
happens. Some of you that know me, know that when I get up in front of
people, I get nervous. If I am going to read something, then this is
really a problem, because, well my eyes, they dart from place to place and I
can not "grab" the word or sentence off of the page. This is
not a good thing for a preacher. Whether it is in my head or what, the
fact remained, getting in front of people was a problem.
Hear the Good News, as
we experience trials or problems, we must remember that we are not alone.
King Nebbie called Rac, Shac, and Bennie to floor and told them they were
going to have to renounce God. This was a problem for them, yet they
had faith that God would see them through.
Preaching has been quite similar for myself. Each morning I have to
ask God to be with me and to help me as I am in front of other people.
Am I nervous, yes, but I am able to do that which I would not be able to do
without Him. My eyes, though they still area problem, I am able to
share the Gospel. And for preaching, believe I am being freed from focusing
on my manuscript and focusing on the people and the Gospel from within.
Father, when the storms of life and
the problems of the world begin to close in, You are there. Help me to
focus on your presence, in order that I might see Your hand at work, instead
of seeing only the road block and barriers.
Far too often we focus on the road block or barrier instead of just moving
past them. Give me the strength and courage to carry on all off my
days. Thank you Father, for all You have
done and all You will continue to do in my life. Amen.