Monday, October 13, 2008

But whenever Monday comes...

Charles Spurgeon, the great British preacher/pastor of the 19th century made the statement that every Monday he wanted to quit.

This guy was far from a failure. He was the most celebrated and read Christian of his era. The church he led in London was by today's standards a "mega-church". Every week men and women came to faith under his ministry. But on Mondays he was down.

That's a very common hazard that comes with the job. I know. I often feel it as well. A lot of spiritual energy is expended on Sundays. The "point man" often goes toe to toe in battle for the souls of men with the opposition. And then there's the devil to contend with, too!

In my prayer time earlier God reminded me that it was Monday and prompted me to pray for a number of my pastor friends. Some are struggling today and I know it. Others I don't know, but still need encouragement to keep on.

1 comment:

CJolly said...

I'm sure that it must take a lot of focus and energy for any pastor to set aside the distractions of the day to deliver a message effectively twice on Sunday mornings, and it's not hard to see how Monday can be a let down.

I know I'm not the only one who is impressed with not only the excellence of your message each week, but also how consistant you are in your delivery. If you are tired, distracted, or bothered by anything it rarely shows.

I hope you know how blessed we feel to have you here, and we pray for you regularly.