When we try to say that we are indwelt by the Spirit of Christ, and yet we do not devote our lives to the eternal good of other people, there is a deep contradiction within that gnaws away at our souls and dissolves our confidence and leaves us feeling weak and inauthentic.
John Piper, talking about 1 John 4:18.
I’m so challenged by pipers words on what I treat as a verse that encourages me a lot.
How does one devote our life to the kids God has given us the chance to minister too and stay sane, stay married and stay employed!
I guess we follow vision God has given us, and follow it fearlessly because:
There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment. (1 John 4:18 GNB)