I finished the book “Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ” By John Piper it was a great book.
God used that book in my life to open my eyes for the real picture of Christ. I still feel I have a long way to go in really seeing Jesus for all that He really is. I think I tend to get my own picture of whom God is and He is so much greater, and bigger and more beautiful, full of glory than I could ever imagine. The best part of this book is the beautiful prayers at the end of each chapter I found myself praying these prayers with all my heart. After the chapter on Christ “Indestructible Joy” here is one prayer I love.
“Father, it is a great comfort to us that you and your Son are never glib and never gloomy… We stand in wonder that the light of Jesus’ joy makes a rainbow on the tears of His face. We long to be like this. Satisfy us in the morning with you steadfast love that we may rejoice and be glad in You. Waken our slumbering souls from the sleep of listlessness. Take away the luke warmness of our hearts. Fan the flame of zeal for the glory of your name. May Christ so dwell in our hearts with His indestructible joy that day by day we are conformed to His image. And so may we be a place of refuge and eternal refreshment for a hopeless, joy-seeking world of people who do not know they are starved for the glory of the gladness of God in Jesus Christ. In His name we pray, Amen.
That is the prayer from deepest part of my heart.