Posted by: iamlillian | September 17, 2009

reading

grabbing my book and lie on the grass is just the thing i want to do now. again. =)

It’s never too late to read a good book

It’s one of life’s great simple pleasures.

Take a journey.

Relax.

Learn.

Go back in time.

Or forward.

Be inspired.

Or challenged.

Share.

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lying on my bed this morning, i flipped the pages to continue reading aloud softly lines after lines, pages after pages…(felt as if the author was talking to me face-to-face. The words are screaming out loud at me.)

‘Don’t waste your life’ by John Piper.

one page written this little header…

Pretend I Am Your Father

…and in this pages i plead with you as a father – perhaps a father who loves you dearly, or the father you never had. Or the father who never had a vision for you like i have for you, and God has for you….

i look through these pages and see you as sons and daughters, and i plead with you: Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.”

it just spoke into my heart again…

am i getting too comfortable with the current circumstance i am in?

does my days count for His glory?

tears just welled up the eyes,

i ponder…

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another paragraph read…

“We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.”

“But whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it. And you will make a difference that lasts. You will not waste your life.

i ponder on…

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in the warmer afternoon weather…

picking-up where i left the bookmark, i decided to take a stroll to the park nearby and sat on the bench under a tree, continue reading ‘Don’t waste your life’ by John Piper.

Inspirational & challenging.

excerpt from the book

“The reason for this is not because we are sinners and need a Savior to die for us, but also because this Savior is himself the fullest and most beautiful manifestation of the glory of God.

He purchases our undeserved and everlasting pleasure, and he becomes for us our all-deserving, everlasting Treasure.

Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain.” (pg 40)

“Boasting Only in the Cross of Christ, the Blazing Center of the Glory of God.”

– John Piper

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