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"As I return to the Bible I see that because of heaven my future is indeed guaranteed. Just as with Joseph nothing can keep me from Gods best. Every one of Josephs disappointments was essential in bringing about Gods magnificent plan a plan for Josephs good the good of his people and for the glory of God. Each of my disappointments has been necessary. If they were not God would not have brought them. From Joseph I have learned to trust that every time I suffer loss God is preparing me for…

"As I return to the Bible I see that because of heaven my future is indeed guaranteed. Just as with Joseph nothing can keep me from Gods best. Every one of Josephs disappointments was essential in bringing about Gods magnificent plan a plan for Josephs good the good of his people and for the glory of God. Each of my disappointments has been necessary. If they were not God would not have brought them. From Joseph I have learned to trust that every time I suffer loss God is preparing me for…

What is the deepest root of your joy? What God gives to you? Or what God is to you? -John Piper

What is the deepest root of your joy? What God gives to you? Or what God is to you? -John Piper

"God is a happy-making God. He claims this as his name an eternal symbol of who he is: 'You shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace. . . . And it shall make a name for the Lord' (Isaiah 55:1213). Gods eternal plan is to make his people happy.  And yet so often happiness seems to be pulled just out of our reach  institutionalized abortion mass shootings the recurrence of cancer moral collapse unfaithful friends personal sins that seem so embedded in our bones that they just wont die…

"God is a happy-making God. He claims this as his name an eternal symbol of who he is: 'You shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace. . . . And it shall make a name for the Lord' (Isaiah 55:1213). Gods eternal plan is to make his people happy. And yet so often happiness seems to be pulled just out of our reach institutionalized abortion mass shootings the recurrence of cancer moral collapse unfaithful friends personal sins that seem so embedded in our bones that they just wont die…

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

"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)?…

"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)?…

christian quotes | John Piper quotes

christian quotes | John Piper quotes

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.

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.