As those who attend our high school/college study know, I often start our discussion of John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life by asking everyone to share his or her favorite quotation(s) from the chapter for the week. I’ve been reading chapter 9 the last couple days, and have been particularly impressed by the following lines (pp. 158, 178):
God does not call us to ease, but to faithful joy. . . . God seldom calls us to an easier life, but always calls us to know more of him and drink more deeply of his sustaining grace.