So I like to take time to reflect on my experiences especially new ones. After I preached today, thoughts were just gushing out of my head so instead of instant nap. I am going to write them out just to get them out of my head.
Preaching gives you a whole different perspective on church. The single thing that surprised me the most was how interesting it was to see all the people. I suddenly felt very connected to everyone even though I don't know all of them. I know many of the faces, many names even but not everyone. I was just overwhelmed with how much we really do need each other. This is not how I normally think about things. So God was stretching me as I was trying to stretch others.
There were a few little blunders but for a first time it wasn't bad. People responded really well to the message I was trying to send out there. So dare I say it, I am proud of myself for today. That is not something I often feel on a level where I just want to gush about it. I learned so much from this experience. I must admit I was a little afraid of doing well because I would be asked to step up again. I think I would though. I think I would very willingly. Although I am quite relieved that I do not have to do it again next week.
I was over whelmed at the hugs and the positive feed back I received. Comments from you are not alone we have all had those days to great job, and my favorite, You really touched/moved me. Really I did? Awesome! That's the whole point of preaching isn't it? To help people connect with God in some way? I was surrounded by some amazing women too. It really helped calm my nerves.
That's the other thing I didn't feel my nerves until right when I started to speak and they quickly gave way to a little confidence. Such a new experience for me. I didn't feel like I was in a room full of strangers either. I felt like I was with friends and family. Even though I missed some of the people I am closest to.
So all things considered I am a happy girl! I had more to say but it is slipping my mind and I really want to nap. Thanks to all my supporters!