Love this post by Steven Furtick on the importance of staying close to Christ and having a fresh word to offer people from the pulpit.
If you’re going maximize your potential to minister to people, your connection to Christ needs to stay very current.
I make it my aim as a minister to break fresh bread for the people of God each week. This doesn’t require that I wait until the last minute to cook it up. It means that I keep it in the oven through prayer, meditation, and living it out as long as possible.