I slept in this morning until 9:00 am and then I propped myself up in bed and read until noon. It has been a long time since I have done anything like that. The reason was with Pastor Mike gone to Africa I was going to be preaching and teaching 7 times this weekend so I wanted to start out plenty rested because of all the energy I use up preaching. I had gone fishing Friday so my emotional gas tank was full, and I have been reading my Bible 12 chapters every day and spending time with God in prayer everyday so my “Will Power” gas tank was full as well. I teach young preachers that part of the responsibility of preaching the Word of God is not only to teach people how to live the principles in the Bible, but to give them the energy to live them, part of that energy comes from us. If a Preacher doesn’t have the energy to give, the sermon is going to be a dud. I have preached plenty of those in the past and don’t want to do any more. It is an amazing privilege to preach and teach the Bible, the inspired, living, and inerrant Word of God. It is also a very scary responsibility, one that I want to do very well at every time I get the opportunity. So, with all that said I need to go to bed so I am not dragging in the morning while preaching.