What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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When in active ministry either in music or speaking not all of them were inspiring to those listening. It was always my intention to be inspiring though.
My approach to giving a message behind the pulpit was probably completely different than most Pastors. For me it was I had to have it in me, something that I would have been going over it again and again in my mind. Notes didn’t work for me they seemed to slow me down. I wanted to be able to branch off if necessary while delivering the sermon. For others they had to have notes that they spent hours if not days putting a sermon together.
I do not consider myself a writer as most are. Yet, I have found some great writers within the WordPress community. As I read their posts they seem to flow like a rippling brook.
Throughout history there have been great men and women who when listening to them inspired multitudes. Men like Martin Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedy.
There for me are some authors that inspire me. Andrew Murray, Watchmen Nee, R. T. Kendall.
During moments of inspiration will sometimes give me a thought to mull over in my mind, the basic foundation for a new message for Sunday Morning when I would step behind the pulpit to deliver it to the congregation. There have been times that I thought a message was nothing more than a dud, only to receive many good comments about the message. It was the message that reached out to those who were listening to inspire something within them.
So, the next time you sit down to write write that which is inside of you!