This blog is for me…and you. I planned on journaling this tonight for myself, but felt pressed (by the Holy Spirit?) to share it with you via blog.
Saturday nights have started to get away from me. I’m in bed by a decent hour, but not necessarily in a decent frame of soul. I hurry into bed, get up early to pray briefly, run over my sermon and then I’m out the door for a full day. And I mean a full day!
I’m at Crew until 1pm and then it’s connection, counseling, or leadership development until 8 or 9pm.
So, I decided that before what could be easily my most influential day of the week, I better spend some serious time with God on Saturday nights. I prayed and I’m on my way to read the Bible, but in between I felt I needed to be preached to. I thought about listening to a podcast. Piper? Mahaney? It didn’t feel right.
So at 10pm I pulled off my shelf a book by Charles Spurgeon called Lectures to my Students. I first read it in September 2002. It’s been awhile since I’ve read Spurgeon, other than quotes. Probably since 2002.
But this will be my teacher, other than Scripture, on Saturday nights. I just read the first chapter on the need for the pastor to care for his soul if he is to care for others’ souls. How fitting.
Anyway, that’s it. I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining me on this discipline and delight. We’ll quiet our minds, hearts, and souls before coming together for worship on Sundays. It’s an encounter with God I’ve gotten away from and one I’m really looking forward to renewing.