Sunday, February 18, 2007
Move Yo, Get out the Road
My mantra this morning was "get out of the way so the people can see God." In re-evaluating what it is I think people should get out of my sermons, I boiled things down to wanting people to truly hear the Word and see God. So, as I sat preparing myself to lead worship, my prayer was to stand aside, for it to be Christ the people saw, and not me, God the people heard, not me. I have no idea what the people actually saw or heard (I rarely do), but I at least felt the onus of what they receive not so much on me as on God. I think I may need to be doing more getting out of the way. It's so simple and yet I somehow have to continuously relearn it. I think it was one of the first ministry mantras I happened upon: "It's not about me, it's about God and allowing God to work through me." I guess it's back to the basics for me.