I am working on a sermon for Sunday’s Connections service. I haven’t preached since I was in college, over 10 years ago, and I hope I’m up to the challenge. I had a message in my heart to share and my pastor is supporting me. The scripture found me: Act 1:1-8. The connection to Memorial Day found me: Denver Truelove. The movie clip found me: USS Hornet scenes in Pearl Harbor. I know what I am supposed to share. It’s the weaving together of all this information that I’m struggling with.
How much scriptural teaching? How much personal anecdote? How much Memorial Day? And once I determine how much. How do I transition from one to another seamlessly? I’m still feeling it out. I keep working at it, just like I keep working at figuring out my life. How much time should I spend with my kids, my husband? How much time do I dedicate to study and prayer? How much time do I dedicate to my job? How clean does a house really have to be? What do I sacrifice for the important things in life? All these questions just go to prove the point of my sermon (spoiler alert for my church family): God has called you to participate in His ministry and if even through all your questions and doubt, He always helps you complete the task in front of you. Praises!