Preparing to speak at a Church conference this week has been overwhelming. When I used to prepare messages weekly I had a routine and it became pretty easy. But now, only speaking on special occasions, seems to be hard work. Praying and trying to decide on messages is difficult because there is so much material and so little time.
I was asked to speak on a spring theme, like renewal. My preparations have taken me from several Old Testament passages to several New. I get started on one thing and then a new train of thought comes up. Then I think, “I should just speak on what I am going through personally; how God is directing me.”
What to do?
Since the beginning of the year I have been trying to improve my attitude. Two cartoons caught my attention, one was a ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ where Calvin resolves that life needs more dance numbers and special effects. The other is a person whose doctor has just informed them that they tested positive for being negative.
I am afraid the results of my test may find the same thing, so I resolved to have more dance numbers and special effects in my life. The last few months have been a search to figure out how to do just that.
So this week I’ll speak twice and we’ll focus on experiencing more celebrations and miracles. We’ll dive into the Book of Philippians and have some very practical prescriptions for a negative attitude.
In the meantime give this a think… “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible,
and achieves the impossible.” Sounds a bit like Philippians 4:13.
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