Since I told you that I would invite you into my world in my first entry, I guess I should go ahead and tell you. So I preached my first “sermon” last Sunday. I kind of felt weird about it…it’s something I didn’t feel like I could do…
I kind of knew that God called me to preach or at least teach but I never really wanted to and I definitely wasn’t going to be the one to pursue it. I’ve seen people who pretty much long to do that in ministry and I always thought they were crazy. I would ask them “So you really want to preach? Like for real? That’s your dream?” but for a lot of them it was different, they knew what God called them to do and they were excited about walking in it. Me on the other hand, not so much. My friends in college would joke with me and call me Bishop Davis and I hated it but I couldn’t deny the fact that I knew God called me to something like that (not the bishop part lol).
I made a statement a few months ago and in that statement I said “If God opens the door, I’ll walk through it.” I didn’t fully understand what I was saying. I definitely didn’t realize what it would mean to walk through those doors. I didn’t even think about the fact that God may open doors that I didn’t want to walk through. I must admit THIS, preaching, was that door. I NEVER wanted to do this in life….preaching was that one thing that I secretly hoped I never had to do. However, I can’t say that I didn’t see it coming; I just didn’t imagine it would come so soon.
A few years ago I kept having this dream/vision of me on stage in a far away country with a mic in my hand. I wasn’t sure if I was singing or speaking but that image is definitely stuck in my head to this day. So when my dad asked me…I mean TOLD me to preach, I wasn’t sure how I felt. He asked me if I felt like I was called from God and he didn’t want to force me but he knew that this was long overdue, I simply told him that I hadn’t really gotten a confirmation, but I realize I had, I was just ignoring it. One thing I knew, I wasn’t going to say “NO” to God. I’m not trying to be a modern day Jonah…that brings on more trials/tribulations than I’m willing to take….lol
Anyway, when it comes to preaching, I considered it to be one of the most honorable yet dangerous parts of ministry. I say this because people take it lightly, but they don’t know that when you preach, you are responsible for giving people the authentic truth, you are speaking over people’s souls and God does take that seriously, and hold you accountable for every word you put out. So it was important for me that I had a TRUE understanding of any scripture I put out (making sure it was used in the right context) and that I didn’t sugar code anything, but that I allowed the holy spirit to led me in giving the truth in love….And well God is DOPE! He did His thing that Sunday and people were flooding the alter (no joke!), 6 people got filled w/ the holy ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues (yep I believe in all that!)! It was all God and I was honored to be able to first of all, be myself, cause I wasn’t about to “hoop”…that’s just not me lol, and in being myself being allowed to receive a message that would bless so many people!
BUT OMG!!…they put me on youtube!! So when I say “I WANTED TO HIDE IT”…I meant these videos!! I just thought it to be weird to watch my goofy self preach and to know that others are watching me lol but since yall my fam I wanted to share it…plus I think it’s a message we all need so who am I to hide it! So here they are….