March 31, 2009

A Conference not to miss!

I recently read a post questioning whether Christian Conferences are a good thing. That particular topic was very popular and that post received hundreds of comments expressing the pros and the cons of such events. I found this letter that C.H. Spurgeon wrote on March 10, 1890 to a member of the Pastor's College Association where he requested prayer for an upcoming conference. If his prayers were answered, that would have been a conference not to miss!

"Our hope is that brief addresses and short prayers will prove more fruitful than longer discourses might have been. If every brother who speaks is filled with the Spirit of God, we shall have no profitless talk; and if all who are coming would aim to be so filled, we should have a wealth of spiritual profiting.Personally I beg your prayers.

There is much to wear away the soul just now, and we need that text to be true in our experience ‘he restoreth my soul.’ I know that I need the visitation of the Lord to refresh my spirit. Do we not each one need it? What if we should each one get it? How good for ourselves, for our churches, our hearers! Oh that the Lord may come very near us, and clothe us with power from on high!"

Spurgeon

1 comment:

twofinches said...

I OD'd on conferences as a younger woman. Not very many were blessed with short God inspired prayers or spirit directed speakers I'm afraid. Not having been to one in years I cannot say I yet feel any compulsion. They did, on the other hand, leave me buoyed for weeks!