Friday, February 11, 2011


a friend put some abbreviated sermons on my ipod a couple of years ago. i decided to listen to a few by john piper today. the first one that played was his "famous" section on the prosperity gospel. (it's a titch dramatic here with the music behind it, but you get the picture.) when i saw that come up, i was like, "okay, this will be a good reminder. i surely don't preach this gospel." 

oh, how God must have been shaking His head at my arrogance.

i'm not saying i tell people, "love and accept Jesus and He'll give you a nice car," but sometimes i live my life that way. i don't live in the reality moment by moment that Christ is all-sufficient. 

then brother john quotes the following verse:

Whom have I in heaven but you?
   And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
   but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
psalm 73:25-26

and then states the following:

"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in Him,
in the midst of loss,
not prosperity."

how foolish i am.

may i come to a place of repentance over my attitude and view of God over the past few months. and may i worship Him because He is enough.


Dave said...

Listening to the same clips for the past week, and I was booshed by Him(God) just like you.

Kimberlee said...

Umm have you been inside my head??