In the last blog post I mentioned a friend living overseas who had not found a church yet where he is getting a steady diet of spiritual nutrition. Not that he hasn’t tried.
We are very fortunate here in America to have many churches where the pastor feeds the people the word of God, and we can turn on the TV at any time of the day and find religious programming. Now hold on, I agree there are some that are much better than others. In fact there is a very small list of who I will give my time to. There is also opportunity to see some speakers of God’s messages on YouTube as well.
My approach in preparing to speak publicly is this, I pray and ask God what He wants to say. I call this process getting the meal plan. Then I want to get God’s recipe for the items He wants to serve. In other words, I don’t want to say the same thing the way I would, but I want to say those things the way God would if He was standing in front of the people himself. This step is my studying. Then, when I speak I serve God’s meal, his words, to the people.
Your pastor feeds you every week. When a guest speaker talks, it’s like eating out!
After more discussion with my friend, he got revelation that he needed to stop relying so much on others to feed him, and start preparing home cooked meals. We aren’t talking about TV dinners that you heat up in 4 minutes either. He is going to get back into God’s word. He is going to study. He’s going to pray. He is going to cook his own meals as God directs. He may have to eat alone, but then he can eat as much as he wants, and after he is full he can then go out and feed others.
Dietitians have been telling us for years that eating healthy foods, prepared at home is good for us. There is nothing wrong with eating out. There is nothing wrong with going to church and eating with others. There is nothing wrong with ministers on TV or via social media, as long as they are preaching the word of God, but remember to have a balanced diet.
“He poured great draughts of water down parched throats;
the starved and hungry got plenty to eat.” Psalms 107:9 (MSG)
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