The key to doing hard things is doing them well through preparation and prayer.
Yesterday I wanted NOTHING less than I wanted to do today’s radio broadcast (1360 AM , KHNC in Johnstown, CO). I was dreading it and lamenting it, and wanting to give up on the whole thing – call in sick, ask John to do it for me, ANYTHING except get my act together and do the show.
Why? Why would I feel this way about something I truly enjoy and believe to be important and valuable? Because I was sitting around taking what the enemy was dishing out – distractions, headaches, negative thought patterns, grief I should have cast on Jesus, and fear.
I feared (irrationally, of course) the show wouldn’t be any good. I had worked on it, but I was pretty sure (in other words, absolutely unsure about the whole thing) it wasn’t there, didn’t sparkle, WOULDN’T CHANGE ANYONE’S LIFE.
But . . . there is a man in my house who not only knows me, he knows my Maker. And he took me to Him in prayer. The heaviness and the torment and the grief that always accompany fear had to flee (“Resist the devil and he will flee” – James 4:7). I went back to my Bible (Duh! with a capital “D”), listened to some beautiful music and grace-filled teaching, and then to bed.
Awaking just before 5:00 a.m. my first thought was, Let there be no division among you. It got better from there – thoughts on the ministry of reconciliation, including those of our Founding Fathers, famous women with identity theft issues and how knowing who we are in Christ changes our lives.
I was eloquent (the Holy Spirit was eloquent, I should say). Before I could forget anything I went to my computer and took notes, which incorporated beautifully into what I had already planned for today’s Home Front Show.
God is good, the Holy Spirit speaks, and I pray He speaks through me today on the Home Front Show. Join me, Friday at 2:00 Mountain Time, and thanks ahead of time for listening on 1360 am, KHNC the Lion, Johnstown, Colorado.