Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Worth blogging twice in one day

I don't normally post twice in a day, but I just finished reading an article that challenged and, hopefully, changed me. I have to share it.

To aid you in your fight to be Christ-minded and not world-minded:

"Realize your outer nature is wasting away and inner nature must be renewed by setting your mind on things that are above.

Take radical steps to keep your mind pure.

Make God the gladness of all your joys.

See each person you meet as you will see them a hundred years from now.

Ponder that at every moment, even your happiest, there is misery and wailing in 10,000 places, some of them very near.

Remember Jesus’ warning about what chokes spiritual life: cares, riches and pleasures of life.

Be friends with spiritually minded people.

Read God-besotted, spiritually minded writers.

Ponder your life that will very soon be without a body.

Ask for spiritual-mindedness.

Go to the hospital to pray with a dying man.

Realize that millions of people in the other religions of the world are not looking for people with more American cultural coolness or techno savvy. They are looking for a “holy man,” a “man of God.”

This was taken from today's "Taste and See" article by John Piper. He wrote much more between each point so read it for yourself at


The Thomas Fam said...

Hey guys! I really wanted to see you guys over our last visit, but we will make up for it when we come home in Dec.!! Love yall and miss you! ~KT