I have always, always been a fan of a good shower head. (great opener huh)
I have traveled many miles and after a long day or a series of meetings, a good place to be refreshed is under a well proportioned shower that relaxes. Nothing says relax like a good, warm shower. I have been to many places and have had to opportunity to stand under some not so relaxing showers on the road. Some that hurt, some that misted and barely wet me, some that felt like a waterfall, some that just plain shot UP and around me more than on me. Some at host homes some but most at hotels.
I thought about this the other day in regards to ministry delivery and the power of the Holy Spirit in our ministry. The more creative your message, the better. The more thought out your theme is, the more it excites people. I have always believed that and still do. I think that just about anyone would agree with that. Boring preaching is just. . . .boring. But, at the end of the day my goal should be to be clean. The shower head doesn't clean, it's a channel to which the water runs. Don't consider the preaching or preacher to be the water. We cant meet that expectation - nor want to. The Word has been and always will be what changes lives. Never lose sight of that that. Let the word of God dwell in you "richly" and remember the amount of the word of God you put in your heart, will be the amount that defends it.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God."