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At 70 John Piper Doubles Down

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This is a lazy Saturday morning!  
Saturday’s are different if you’re retired.

You don’t have to cram errands and household chores into a few hours of your free time.  You can go to the cleaners at 2:22 PM on Tuesday or hit Trader Joe’s Thursday at 3:07 PM before the moms arrive with kids and the aisles fill with little people driving little carts right into your shins 🙂

When you’re retired every day becomes Saturday.  

So what are you gonna do with all that time?  All that freedom?

Pastor John Piper shares about stoking our zeal and making sure we write some stellar final chapters to the later years of life.

Please, please, please click this link and read this.  It’s not political, it’s deeply spiritual and empowering.

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/hillary-bernie-donald-and-me

 

Break free from the spirit of this age. See the world — see your life — the way God sees it.
John Piper

 

That was the take home point for me.
See your life the way God sees it.
It’s a challenge to ignore the world’s message.  It’s not easy because that message plays into our own desires and even our inner dialogue that says we’ve earned our time on the bench.

But is that really where we want to be, on the bench?  
Sidelined from our calling.  Wasting the years of hard-gleaned wisdom and hard-earned experience?  Squandering a prime opportunity to be a doer in the kingdom of God.

“God chooses to be helpless apart from cooperation with man.”
G. Campbell Morgan  (evangelist, preacher, and Bible scholar)

 

Why doesn’t God use angels, or writing in the sky?  
Why would He include us in His purposes?  We’re just dust.

We can ask why.
We can claim our lives and time as our own.
We can stay on the bench.

Or not.
Let’s choose not and see where God leads.

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  1. realchange4u says:

    Kelly I know you and your family are doing well. How ,because you serve the master. Miss reading all these blogs.

    Joy to you

    • Kelly Grace says:

      Hey Tom, Sorry—I’ve been less motivated since we came back from Africa!!! I lost my umph and started viewing everything I wrote with so much self-criticism that it took all the joy out of it. But this article from John Piper reminded me of the incredible opportunity we have to let God use us, to partner with Him.
      I wanted to share that because I know others experience the same questions and doubts.
      XOXO to you and Carolyn

  2. Excellent. Maybe I’ll triple down! I want to be like Caleb.

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