Thursday, October 4, 2012
I recently finished John Piper's book "Desiring God" I found it hard to put his book down even though I was sometimes overwhelmed by the long-windiness and substantial imageries, but I discovered myself fascinated by the context of this heart grabbing description of how God yearnings to lavish us with His love. The lavish love of God he talked about isn’t something you often see in the people in churches and I needed to grasp this concept and try to figure a way to facilitate this in my congregation. I fear the most people in the pews are terrified of this concept and have no idea how to respond. It is the desire of God for us to desire Him in an extravagant and fanatical way. Our Creator desires us to relish Him. John Piper uses this study goes to show us how to do that. Some may find this to be a difficult read and it took me sometime to finish it, but it was worth the effort. I believe that this would be an excellent small group study is a subject that should be studied and carefully thought through. This read, in a real and tangible way stimulated my thinking about my relationship with God.