I had a difficult time waking up Sunday morning.
Even after taking a shower, I found myself feeling "asleep."
I was dragging that morning.
Our first worship service had started and I was doing everything I could to wake myself up. Finally, I walked out of the sanctuary and sat down in the foyer.
Sitting in the foyer I thought to myself, "I should go home and get an energy drink out of my fridge. That will wake me up."
But as soon as I thought that, I began to pray, "God... I don't need an energy drink, I need Your Spirit. I need Your passion and power this morning."
I stayed in the foyer praying for a few minutes... then I walked back into the sanctuary just as the special music was beginning before the sermon. I put my mic on and got ready to walk to the stage.
I still felt tired.
But something was different.
After a sermon it is typical to get comments saying "nice job" or something similar that is complimentary. But there was a difference in the comments I received after that service.
I had several people come to me and say that God's Spirit used that sermon. Comments were made about how powerful that sermon was.
Honestly... I know how I felt and from my perspective there wasn't anything powerful about what I did.
But isn't that how God works?
When we are weak... HE is strong!!