Month: December 2016

God’s overflowing glory and joy


img_1562 The drawing from my journal. I only had one pen at the time.

“In creation, God ‘went public’ with the glory that reverberates joyfully between the Father and the Son. There is something about the fulness of God’s joy that inclines it to overflow. There is an expansive quality to His joy. It wants to share itself. The impulse to create the world was not from weakness, as though God were lacking in some perfection that creation could supply. ‘It is no argument of the emptiness or deficiency of a fountain, that it is inclined to overflow.’ ”

– John Piper, Desiring God

One day in SE Asia, some mates and I hiked to a waterfall of such sheer size and grandeur that it would take me ten minutes to describe what it was like to anyone afterward. This is how I described it in my journal:

The waterfall…

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Jesus Christ’s Humility as a Model for Others

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John 13:13-17 (NKJV)

13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Matthew 11:29-30 (NKJV)

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ…

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What Makes You Tick?

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I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you.

[Colossians 1:25]

What motivates you? What takes all your energy, dominates your time, and makes you tick? For the apostle Paul, it was the progress of the gospel. What might happen to his own body or career was of little consequence to him. In Acts 20:24 he said, “Nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I May finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus.” He yielded up his life, possessions, clothes, recognition, reputation, and prestige to one goal: “to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”

To the church in Rome Paul wrote, “I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also” (Rom. 1:15). And in 1 Corinthians 9:16 he testifies to what…

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