Friday, March 30, 2012

A Call to Unreached ≠ A Call to Lessor Joy

From my experience of talking to people about going to reach the unreached, I often find that some are unwilling to go and spend sometime in these many times hard places is because they feel as if it is a call to lessor joy. John Piper here gives an encouraging word on minimizing our own comforts for maximizing joy.
Minimizing Comforts for Maximizing Joy from Desiring God on Vimeo.

My challenge then for you is would you take one year of your life and spend it in an area with the unreached? It may be one of the most difficult years of your life, but also one of the most rewarding and joyful years.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. Ministry is often difficult, but when we do the things we want to do, we are willing to endure the difficulties. Look at the athletes who endure countless hours of rigorous training to compete well or the scholar who endures countless hours of study to produce an authoritative publication. Ministry is no different in that regard. Harsh conditions, risk of strange infections, various kinds of international paperwork, and spiritual warfare to boot is the price of the joy of serving God overseas.