Occasionally, weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have. -John Piper

Occasionally, weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. And embrace the life you have. -John Piper - - I don't know about his other stuff - but this is very good - trust, sacrifice, vocation, sin

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"Let the heartbeat of your Bible reading be this simple prayer: 'Lord, move this from my head to my heart'" - John Piper

On April 4, 1968, American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated, leaving millions angry and disillusioned. In Indianapolis, a largely African-American crowd had gathered...

On April American civil rights leader Dr., was assassinated, leaving millions angry and disillusioned. In Indianapolis, a largely African-American crowd had gathered.

John Stephen Piper (born January 11, 1946) is a Calvinist Baptist preacher and author who served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years. Piper hit the evangelical scene after the publication of his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (1986) and has continued to publish dozens of other books further articulating this theological perspective.In 1994, he founded Desiring God Ministries.

"God is most glorified in me with I am most satisfied in Him." - John Piper, When I Don't Desire God & Desiring God

"We embrace the hand we've been dealt because we know the Dealer, and he never…

We embrace the hand we've been dealt because we know the dealer and he never deals badly - John Piper

"I begin each prayer with the phrase whatever it takes Lord because the Bible teaches us to be bold and wholehearted in our praying not reticent. I also use the phrase because it tests my heart. How much do I want God and all he promises to be for me in Jesus? Do I really want true joy enough to ask for my Fathers loving discipline to wean me from joy-stealing sin? And how much do I trust him? Do I really believe that he will only give me what is good when I ask in faith (Luke 11:1113)?…

Whatever it takes prayers help me press toward and express childlike trust in the Father.

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“The world does not need cool Christians who are culturally saturated. It needs exiles with the scent of heaven and the aroma of Christ.

"Payback is planted in the bottom of our hearts  every one of us is a born retaliator. If were to answer wrongdoing with any other response than wrongdoing we need a change at the core of our being.  As Christians all hope for that change is found in Christ. Nowhere else can we find a man who 'when he was reviled . . . did not revile in return; when he suffered he did not threaten' (1 Peter 2:23). Through the redemption and example of his death (1 Peter 2:21) Christians are called to imitate…

Someone will disappoint, offend, or hurt you today. Your response will tell others what you believe about Jesus.

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