Sunday, May 4, 2008

Preach as you are!

These are the words that have stuck with me last night and this morning as I prepare to stand in front of people to declare a word from God.
I am hurting. I am wounded. I am drained from an emotional week.
I can't stand in the pulpit and pretend to be anything other than what I am. God has entered into my brokenness, and it is from that brokenness that God will speak a word today.

4 comments:

Lauren said...

Josh-

You and Kayci are such a powerful team for the Lord. I praise Him for you often, even though I have never had the honor of meeting you formally. You are a man of integrity, rich grace, authenticity, and one who walks in the truth. Thank you for being true to who you are and to the season of the journey of your spirit. My prayer for you is out of Psalm 112:7-10. Be blessed. The Lord is pleased with you :)
Lauren C.

Paul said...

"Sunrise breaks through the darkness for good people." Ps. 112:4, (Scripture taken from THE MESSAGE. Copyright 1993, 1994, 1995..)
May the Light of God's comfort break through the darkness of "the valley of the shadow of death" for you and your family.

Paul B., Memphis

Josh Graves said...

Good stuff. Preach as you are. I like that. A lot.

Brandon Scott said...

This is only ONE of the reasons why you are one of my very best friends in the world. I LOVE YOUR REAL HEART! It is inspiring. though you are younger...you, my bro, are one of my heroes of the faith.