Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day 27: Sow to the Spirit

This post is part of a 31-day series.

So my response to the person who has to deal with feelings of anxiety every day is to say: that's more or less normal. The issue is how you deal with them.

In a 3-minute sound clip, pastor John Piper addresses the question:  Is joy in God to be waited for or pursued?

His answer:  both.

Truly, spiritual joy is an unearned gift from a sovereign God.

And yet, God has given us means of grace by which we can "sow to the Spirit" (Galatians 6:8).

These means of grace include common-sense steps (like adequate sleep and relaxation techniques), as well as the spiritual disciplines (prayer, worship, Bible study, fellowship with the saints, to name a few).

So, Piper says, "Do the kinds of things you can do to put yourself in the way of joy."

Listen to the full interview here.

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