John Piper has a distinct voice within the Body of Christ, trumpeting the supremacy of Christ. He is a pastor and author of numerous books that I highly recommend, including Don’t Waste Your Life. Here are several quotes from this book that I want to share with you:
“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.” (31)
“We waste our lives when we do not pray and think and dream and plan and work toward magnifying God in all spheres of life.” (32)
“God created us to live with a single passion to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. The wasted life is the life without this passion. God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives.” (37)
These rich quotes beg several questions for us to ruminate upon:
- Do I enjoy God?
- Is it my passion to display his supreme excellence in all spheres of life?
- Have I taken the time recently to “pray and think and dream and plan and work” the call to make Christ known in my sphere of influence?
- Have I made the most of Christ and his awe-inspiring supremacy in my life - or am I seeking grandiose dreams for myself?
I have discovered that learning to ask the right questions can unleash powerful results. It seems that the Lord uses provoking questions as a catalyst for transformation. Be intentional about planning to set aside quality time to seek the Lord. Regardless of what season you have been in, He wants you to draw near to Him. Allow the Spirit of God to brood over you as you take time to ponder over these questions. We all need hearts ablazed with holy passion for His supremacy in our lives. Start wherever you are today.
“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” Isaiah 66:2
For His Cause,
Brian Francis Hume