Sunday, August 15, 2010

Far too easily pleased...

C.S.Lewis says:

"We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink, sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us..."

John Piper says in Desiring God:

"The enemy of worship is not that our desire for pleasure is too strong, but too weak! We have settled for

a home
a family
a few friends
a job
a television
a microwave oven
an occasional night out
a yearly vacation
and perhaps a personal computer.

We have accustomed ourselves to such meager, short lived pleasures that our capacity for joy has shriveled. And so our worship has shriveled. Many can scarcely imagine what is meant by "a holiday at the sea" - worshiping the living God"

How true that is. How we think we will be happy and fulfilled with these things listed above. How sad it is that as Christians we believe we will be happier with those things. When actually its destroying our joy in Christ. How would we feel if we lost those things? Like life wasn't worth living? 
How it would be differnet if our pleasure and joy was rooted in Jesus instead of things and status?

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