Thursday, November 18, 2010

Deep Thoughts in my coffee cup...

I've been rolling this excerpt around in my deep thoughts today.  I hope you take time to read it and let your heart wrestle with it too.

Oh how many lives are wasted by peo­ple who believe that the Chris­t­ian life means sim­ply avoid­ing bad­ness and pro­vid­ing for the fam­ily. So there is no adul­tery, no steal­ing, no killing, no embez­zle­ment, no fraud — just lots of hard work dur­ing the day, and lots of TV and PG-13 videos in the evening (dur­ing qual­ity fam­ily time), and lots of fun stuff on the week­end — woven around church (mostly). This is life for mil­lions of peo­ple. Wasted life. We were cre­ated for more, far more. … No one will ever want to say to the Lord of the uni­verse five min­utes after his death, I spent every night play­ing games and watch­ing clean TV with my fam­ily because I love them so much. I think the Lord will say. “That didn’t make me look like a trea­sure on your town. You should have done some­thing more than to pro­vide for your­self and your fam­ily. And TV, as you should have known, was not a good way to nur­ture your fam­ily or your soul.”

God cre­ated me — and you — to live with a sin­gle, all embrac­ing, all trans­form­ing pas­sion — namely a pas­sion to glo­rify God by enjoy­ing and dis­play­ing his supreme excel­lence in all the spheres of life."

~John Piper

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