We can truly say that we delight in God. There was a time when we feared Thee, O God, with the fear of bondage. Now we reverence, but we love as much as we reverence. The thought of Thine Omnipresence was once horrible to us. We said: “Whither shall we flee from His presence?” and it seemed to make hell itself more dreadful, because we heard a voice, “If I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.” But now, O Lord, we desire to find Thee. Our longing is to feel Thy presence, and it is the heaven of heavens that Thou art there. The sick bed is soft when Thou art there. The furnace of affliction grows cool when Thou art there, and the house of prayer when Thou art present is none other than the house of God, and it is the very gate of heaven.
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $6.95, is Prayers by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Spurgeon’s prayers were full of doctrine and encouragement from Scripture. Believers will be enriched by this volume, and it will especially appeal to the pastor whose pulpit prayers tend to become stale, repetitious, run-of-the-mill, and virtually meaningless. Reading the prayers of great giants of the faith like Spurgeon aid in sharpening the prayers of those who pray publicly.
Few people in history can be known by one name and have it ring true with their audience, and “Spurgeon” is one of them. Over time, Spurgeon has become known and revered as the “Prince of Preachers.” In the last 200 years he has been one of the most influential men for not only Preachers of the Gospel but for those who have not had the opportunity to hear and receive the Gospel message.