John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life, page 37: "God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives." Prayer Journals, Life, Amenities, Dreams, Quotes, Lord Jesus, Don T Wasting, John Piper, God Call
The secret to empowering our prayers is to know God. This means that when we ask the heavens for help with a sticky situation, we know the situation itself is from God. Therefore, no matter how challenging the situation may be, we are grateful for it. It’s not an easy thing to do, but knowing God is having the certainty that everything in our lives is here to help us.
"God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives." –John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life, page 37. [Art by Karalee Reinke, colorized by Alex Medina.]
The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves. - John Piper // Don't Waste Your Life // Read more at desiringgod.org/...