I just went over one of the messages that I preached Sunday night at our church with my pastor. He was very encouraging and helped me highlight some of the things I did right. However, he also helped me with constructive criticism. I ask him to do this and he did it slightly reluctantly. Even though I felt the “ouch” I am so glad we did it. More then wanting to feel like I am a good communicator of God’s truth I was to give the “text a voice”.
If I one day get away from this practice, because of pride or just forget the importance of it, I hope this blog will remind me of how helpful it was. If you are not doing this I encourage you to this.