Once I Did

An excerpt from the final chapter of Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper:

Don’t you feel loved when someone calls attention to your worth?

     I answer: Once I did. When life was better than the Lord, and not the other way around. There was a time love felt like this—when I could not conceive of any joy greater than the honor of my name. When I was so absorbed in me that it was inconceivable for joy to rise by my admiring rather than my being admired. Oh, yes, I’ve known what it is like to call the praise of men an act of love and justify this craving with the readiness to give the same. How satisfying is does seem—this love among ourselves of mutual admiration!

     But now (thanks to Your mighty grace!) I see it is an imitation.”

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One thought on “Once I Did

  1. Sarah Spear says:

    Love it and your heart.

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