As I was doing my devotions this week a very powerful thought hit me from I Thessalonians 1:5
"For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake."
When we present our field, is it in word only? I fear after all the churches we visit, presentations we give and statistics we share that it turns into a "word only" presentation. May we ask God for His power. May the words we speak be as a hammer breaking through stone. May it grab the attention of the most disinterested person. May it be in the Holy Ghost. Not a bunch of rehearsed flesh but fresh from the Holy Spirit of God. May in be in much assurance. Spoken with a depth and level of conviction that they have never seen before.
I heard a story years ago about two men leaving a meeting in England. As they left one asked the other what he thought. The response given is quite powerful. The man replied, "I have heard better preachers but I have never heard a preacher better." As you prepare to present your burden and preach, may it be more than idle words. May it be delivered in power, the Holy Ghost and much assurance!