Just heard John Piper preach a message on prayer. He usually takes the last and first week of every year to devote to the issue of prayer. This message was one of the best I’ve ever heard. If you are new to John Piper, he is one of my favorite teachers.
Definitely inside baseball for Christians, but his insight and passion are undeniable. I owe a lot to John Piper. He once said that if you rake the leaves on the surface all you get is piles of leaves. But if you dig deep, you might find diamonds.
Let’s make prayer part of our search for diamonds this year, and may we not be satisfied with leafy piles that will blow away at the first strong wind.