Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Daily Meditation

Fifteen Tactics for Joy

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)

John Piper

How shall we fight for joy?

  • Realize that authentic joy in God is a gift.
  • Realize that joy must be fought for relentlessly.
  • Resolve to attack all known sin in your life.
  • Learn the secret of gutsy guilt — how to fight like a justified sinner.
  • Realize that the battle is primarily a fight to see God for who he is.
  • Meditate on the Word of God day and night.
  • Pray earnestly and continually for open heart-eyes and an inclination for God.
  • Learn to preach to yourself rather than listen to yourself.
  • Spend time with God-saturated people who help you see God and fight the fight.
  • Be patient in the night of God’s seeming absence.
  • Get the rest, exercise, and proper diet that your body was designed by God to have.
  • Make a proper use of God’s revelation in nature.
  • Read great books about God and biographies of great saints.
  • Do the hard and loving thing for the sake of others (witness and mercy).
  • Get a global vision for the cause of Christ and pour yourself out for the unreached.

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