Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Suffering for the Glory of God

I just listened to Matt Chandler and CJ Mahaney's Message from Together for the Gospel 2010 and it really hit me. Many specific things stood out to me, but here are a few that stood out:

  • God is good no matter what He brings our way. He can do us no wrong.
  • The greatest thing we can give someone in their suffering is a greater understanding of the gospel. If they know that, they know that even if God seems to be abandoning them in their pain, he did not abandon them at the Cross.
  • I want to leave a legacy for my family to trust Jesus, so that even if something happened to me, they would not be taken by the lies of the enemy, but that they would trust God's goodness and heart, even if they cannot understand the movements of his hands.
God help me to always preach the gospel, and to suffer well, if you call me to that high calling.

I recommend watching the video of this message; it is well worth your 50 minutes.