Friday, December 04, 2009

Between Me and You

The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, preach to yourself, question yourself...You must turn on yourself, upbraid yourself, condemn yourself, exhort yourself, and say to yourself:"Hope thou in God" - instead of muttering in this depressed, unhappy way, and then you must go on to remind yourself of God, Who God is, and...what God has done, and what God has pledged Himself to do. Then having done that, end on this great note: defy yourself, and defy other people, and defy the devil and the whole world, and say with this man:"I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance, who is also the help of my countenance and my God."

Makes me want to scream Galatians 2:20.
John Piper, ladies and gentlemen, from his book 'When I don't desire God'.
Out of the book and straight to my bedroom wall.
I love you Jesus. =)

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