Sometimes I wonder if people know what I mean by my blog title...just in case you don't, I'll tell you :) I also just realized that I have no idea who "you" is referring to cause I have no idea who actually reads this, if anyone..
Piper says that "brokenhearted joy" should be the defining reality of a believer's life this side of heaven.
He wrote in World magazine, "But our joy is a brokenhearted joy because Christ is worthy of so much better obedience than we Christians render. Our joy is a brokenhearted joy because so many people around the world have not heard the good news that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Timothy 1:15). And our joy is a brokenhearted joy because human culture—in every society—dishonors Christ, glories in its shame, and is bent on self-destruction."
I just found this quote and it really resonates tonight after going to small group with the core group starting the church plant that I'm a part of...We talked about community and how we can be plugged into the community and really knowing and loving people in Morrisville...“The salt of the earth does not mock rotting meat. Where it can, it saves and seasons. And where it can't, it weeps. And the light of the world does not withdraw, saying ‘good riddance’ to godless darkness. It labors to illuminate. But not dominate. . . . We don't own culture, and we don't rule it. We serve it with brokenhearted joy.”...The more I think about the reality of this church plant and the caliber of people that I'm in this with, I'm just extremely humbled and just plain excited about seeing what God has already done and is going to do in and through us! to Him be the glory!
It was nice to catch up on life today a little...Copper got a bath, I ran some errands, did laundry, stocked the cabinets, worked on the budget, got my hair cut...lots of random stuff that did not get done before I left for the beach :)
ok, I should stop writing and go to bed..