I was blessed to be able to attend the services this morning. My mother still lives in Taylorsville and she attends Calvary Baptist Church, the host church for the Camp Meeting. I picked her up and we went to the morning service. Brother Mike Holcomb, bass singer for the Inspirations, sang and preached first. Brother Mike is a great bass singer, but I believe he is a better preacher. The service concluded with Evangelist Tom Gilliam of Winterville, Georgia. Both of these men usually preach during the first week and are a blessing.
I have said on this blog before that preachers need preaching too and that is the truth. We heard some good singing this morning, but my soul was fed from the preaching of the Word. I was greatly blessed to have been in the service today. I have heard it said that there are two kinds of preaching that makes a preacher want to preach: good preaching and bad preaching. I heard good preaching this morning and I can't wait to have another opportunity to preach at Fellowship tomorrow evening, Lord willing. My heart was stirred and I am blessed to have the opportunity to preach each week.
I have thought today of just how blessed I am. I never want to get to the place that I take any of my opportunities for granted. I never want to step behind the pulpit because I feel as if I have to. I always want to step onto the platform knowing that I "get" to preach. God could have chosen anyone to pastor Fellowship and He chose me! I praise His name for using me in His work and for the great church that I am privileged to pastor.
I was reminded today of the blessings and responsibilities associated with pastoring God's people. I would like to challenge all of God's men to spend some time with Him between now and tomorrow evening and preach the message He has given you with great fervor and zeal. If your message doesn't stir you before you preach it, how can you expect it to stir anyone who hears it! I pray that each of you will experience a special move of God the next time you gather at His house.