Quote: Joy of Obedience


“I am often asked what a Christian should do if the cheerfulness of obedience is not there. It is a good question. My answer is not to simply get on with your duty because feelings are irrelevant! My answer has three steps. First, confess the sin of joylessness. Acknowledge the culpable coldness of your heart. Don’t say that it doesn’t matter how you feel. Second, pray earnestly that God would restore the joy of obedience. Third, go ahead and do the outward dimension of your duty in the hope that the doing will rekindle the delight.”

— John Piper

2 thoughts on “Quote: Joy of Obedience

  1. I love these three steps. The truth is that sometimes the feeling of joy seems to get snuffed out simply by the whirlwind of the world, Admitting it though and then seeking God and determining to keep on course will bring it back. The walk of faith does restore feelings if given time.

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