Robert Murray M'Cheyne Sermon | A Time of Refreshing
I observe that some Christians are very ready to censure ministers and to complain of their preaching, of their coldness, and of their unfaithfulness. God forbid that I should ever defend deadness in the ambassador of Christ! But the blame for unfaithfulness lies in the lack of faithful praying. Note that even the hands of Moses would have fallen down had they not been held up by his faithful people. Come, then, you wrestlers with God--strive with God that He may fulfill His Word.
God Begins with Thirsty Souls. Distressed wanderers. There are often souls that have been under the heavy hand of God for a long time. God has led them into trouble but not into peace. He has taken them down into the wilderness, and there they wander about in search of refreshing waters, but they find none. They go from well to well seeking a drop of water to cool their tongue, and from minister to minister opening their mouths and panting earnestly, yet they find no peace. These are thirsty souls.
Now, it is a sweet thought that God begins with such as these: I will pour water upon him that is thirsty (Isa. 44:3). The whole Bible shows that God has a peculiar tenderness for those who are thirsty. Christ, who is the express image of God, had compassion on those who were weak: Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matt. 11:28). If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink (John 7:37).
Robert Murray M'Cheyne Sermon: A Time of Refreshing
"Is what you are living for worth Christ dying for?" - Leonard Ravenhill