Yesterday, I started listening to a biography of Charles Spurgeon given by John Piper at the Desiring God Conference for Pastors. I almost didn't listen to it. I was in a strange mood and didn't think a message about being a pastor would pertain to me. God knew exactly what I needed yesterday (and today), and I'm so glad I listened.
The entire message is worth listening to, but a few things struck me about this great man's life.
- His love for God's people and God's word. I want that to be my legacy.
- His trust in God in the midst of lifelong suffering, and his embrace of this suffering as a blessing from God meant to make him more like Christ.
- His exhortations to fight the temptation to compare our lives to those around us.
If you are looking for some encouragement in your walk with the Lord today, listen to this message. It will encourage you and give you hope that our God is faithful to sustain you and keep you to the end.