Quote: Perception


“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes – many times – my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens – and it happens every day in some measure – I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.”

— John Piper

Question: Declaring War On The World, Or My Soul

Anonymous asked:

Because I have become so entrenched in this world, I am attracted to vain things although I know deep down inside, I really want that intimacy back with God now.


It’s awesome that you’ve recognized this in your life, and it sounds like you’re on the right track by wanting to turn back to Him.  I’ll suggest a few things about being “entrenched” in worldliness.

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