I'm boiling over inside to preach the message I have for Sunday. I knew what I was going to talk about in general for weeks, but earlier in the week God really laid out some things for me to say. I went to bed around 9:30pm (an all-time early for me), but I could not go to sleep. I was praising God for His blessings in my life. I was praying for people in my life and the for the church. I was praying that God would give me a deeper hunger for Him than I've ever had before in 2009. During all that time of prayer, God began to lay some specific things out for me to share this Sunday. I got out of bed to write things God was speaking to me twice during the night. The last time it happened was around 2am in the morning (yeah, five hours after I went to bed!).
Make every effort to be there this Sunday. I'm excited about sharing this message God has put on my heart. I'm excited about baptizing people and celebrating the lives that have been changed. It is 2009, and it will be a year that will surpass any we have had before.