I just finished reading over tomorrow's message for the final time tonight. There's nothing so sweet as placing that final period [or an exclamation point if you're the 'fire and brimstone' type] and knowing the crafting process is done. I love to deliver the message once it's written but the research and writing phase is laborious for me [unlike Steve & Aaron from whom it just flows].
Some weeks the message comes a bit easier than others. Though it feels great to finish on Thursday, it's only happened a hand full of times. I typically finish on Saturday morning and then send if off to the tech person for slides [she's awesome and oh so flexible].
This week I was plugging along pretty good until Thursday. Thursday consisted of having breakfast with three of my senior adults, having lunch with a life long friend, and spending the afternoon visiting two friends in jail.
So here I am, finishing my sermon at 9:30pm the night before I'm set to deliver it. Oh well...I feel good about it and can't wait to share it.
But Monday is coming and the whole process starts over again.
I heard one preacher liken the whole process to giving birth after a nine month pregnancy, only to wake up the next morning and find out you're pregnant again!