I’m culling my library down and giving a lot of books away, selling others and stockpiling books to share and gift to others who might be blessed by them as much as I have. Along the way, I am rereading some classics one of which is this one by John Piper.
“If we don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because we have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.”
A Hunger for God
“Oh God, train my heart to feast on You and Your word. Wean me from nibbling at the table of the world that I might truly taste and see that You are all I need (Cf. Psalm 34:8). You are good, better than everything the world can offer. Help me to train my heart to live what I believe. Help me to make room for great thoughts of You in my soul. For your glory, for my joy for the joy of everyone I know and in the name of Jesus Christ, I ask it. Amen.”
2 thoughts on “Is Your Soul Stuffed with Small Things?”
Marty, I’m running into the same dilemma. I’ve given a lot away already and many of the shelves are still double stacked. How about each of us load a trailer with books, meet somewhere in the middle and swap trailers? Maybe agree in the standard dimensions of a trailer load? Would we agree on off limits authors? For example, I do have a fondness for Piper & Packer. Something about those two!
That would be interesting, and I would love to see you but I don’t think it would solve either of our problems.