July 21, 2006


Ever get weary of the world making you happy? Or things in the world making you happy? Especially when you realize how fleeting the happiness is?

Events, people, places, things...(in essence, nouns) that effect the eternal make me extremely happy and I don't get bogged down in them. I get bogged down in the temporal. Really it's just that I am more frustrated that the temporal nouns that make me happy are more present than the eternal.

Jesus....I just want to be utterly and completely happy with who he is and the blessings he has given me. The eternal ones...

I've re-started a John Piper book called "Don't Waste Your Life" He has this to say, on page 9: (which is his page 1)

"It was not always plain to me that pursuing God's glory would be virtually the same as pursuing my joy."

So...it's back to the basic question of self-sacrifice. Am I ready to give up what I want to pursue God's glory....which, according to Piper, will be virtually the same as pursuing my joy....

I know the church answer...


Small Group Guy said...

Have you been talking to Ashley Lovell, because you sure are sounding a lot like her...and it is great.

Just remember that God does not always answer us when we ask for contentment with him...at first. He allows us to work it out and see what the world offers. Then, at that special moment when you are not even looking, God is in your midst. You feel him, you see Him, you hear Him...you abide in Him.

Remember they hymn that goes something like this:

"And the things of this earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace"

jillymae said...

dude, i can't believe you were contemplating such heaviness while Christina was doin my "look" for the 80's party.

perspective is indeed a good thing. =)

Anonymous said...

That's a Awesome post! Insightful, power-packed and straight from your heart! You have a way of quietly challenging and spuring on the spiritual growth of those who read your blog!

Hmm..truer words couldn't be spoken amidst the "trials" of this fleeting moment and fleeting world we "allow" ourselves to become absorbed with.

Thanks "Gatekeeper"
Love ya!