Friday, May 2, 2008

Blogging Rut

I have had nothing to blog about now for a few days. Beau says, "What will the world do?" To which I say, "Shut up." (Just don't tell my daughters I said that. Those are bad words in our house.) 

So .... uh .... the associate pastor at our church asked me to prepare a sermon for a Wednesday evening service. EEK!! I've always made jokes in the past about him asking me to preach, but this time he's serious. So, I said I'd think and pray about that one. When I went home that night, I actually typed out seven pages of material. It was mostly me rambling like I do here. I really don't know about this.

First, I definitely want to make sure it is a God-thing and not a Me-thing. I don't want to step foot on that stage if God doesn't want me there. And our pastors are really good presenters ... those are some big shoes to fill. I have led a few Bible studies and I mean, yes, I was a teacher, but three to ten-year-olds are kind of a captive audience. Their parents make them come to school. I don't know about how I'd do with adults who voluntarily are coming to hear a message from God. So, I guess that's all been on my mind lately .... trying to recognize if what I'm feeling is fear or God saying "don't do it."

Otherwise, it's been a pretty boring week, but thank God I didn't get mauled by a bear. Check out Dwight's PSA.


Sarah said...

Wow! I think you should trust that your pastor in His wisdom and leading of the Holy Spirit, asked YOU!
That feeling of uncertainty is maybe just fear kicking in...because it really is a BIG deal to give the message...but I doubt your pastor just goes around asking "whoever" to do it (I'm married to one...I know how HARD it is for them to give it over to anyone else :) I think God has a plan for you in it! Keep on you knees...He'll lead you through it :)
I'll be praying the Holy Spirit fills you with peace and His words!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Thanks! I had a feeling you would have some words of wisdom for me.

Carlie Faulk said...

I'll come and sit in the front row for you!! You'll do great (and i promise not to sit by Kari - she always gets me trouble!) Let me know when and I'll be there!!

BTW - what size shoes do you where? I have the cutest pairs of wedges I'm giving away.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Carlie - Size 7! I'm a wedge junkie. I hope that's the size you have.

Andrea said...

Good luck with what you decide! And, I love the PSA - Dwight is always lookin' out, isn't he??!!

Birdie said...

Luvs me some Schrute!

If you did speak, you must tell how things went!