A couple of years ago I told God in prayer that if the Bible was another book of religion, I did not want any of it. This is because the Christian faith for many people, has become nothing more than a religion. I am however convinced that the Bible is not a book of religion but a life management manual. And this orientation is responsible for some of the things I do and write. As I began to find answers to the puzzles of life from the scriptures, I simply vowed to God I was not going to be just another preacher! I want to be His mouthpiece with a distinct voice.
Anybody can preach. You don’t even need to attend a Bible school or learn some homiletics. Unfortunately, not everybody who preaches carries a message. I prefer to be God’s messenger. Where there is a messenger, there is the person who commissioned the message and of course the message itself. And as long as the messenger remains true to the source of his message, he will always be a voice. For every message there is also an intended audience.