Dr. West always spoke of the preaching moment with such awe and reverence. He told us that this moment should always be approached with silence and when we dared to finally open our mouths, the words we spoke must come from God.
I have been thinking a lot lately about this idea. In March, I will be preaching at Eastside and more and more that thought is intimidating. Not because I have a fear of speaking in front of anyone, but because it is such a special moment, those that listen will be looking for a word from the Lord, and how sad would it be if all they received was a word from me.
I pray that through study and prayer God will share with me a word to give to the people of Eastside. Not so that I receive glory, but so that God is felt and acknowledged.