Tuesday, July 17, 2007

It Takes Years...

Disappointment sets in the minute I tell (young seminary men) that what they are seeing in the sermons of these (great) preachers is the finished product that comes only at a great price: consistently walking with God in humility, daily seeking and surrendering to the Lord through prayer, and living clean and pure before God. Only after years of study, years of walking in holiness before God, and years of time spent alone with God in prayer is the chamber of the Spirit-filled heart ready to give birth to powerful preaching.
Preaching is not so much about you preparing to preach; preaching is about God preparing you -- his vessel -- to preach.

-- Greg Heisler, Spirit-Led Preaching, p.15

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