Praying for Joy is Preparaing for Sacrifice

Praying for joy is not the emotional pampering of joyless people.  It is preparation for sacrifice.  What’s at stake in the fight for joy is the radiance of the worth of Jesus made visible for the world to see in sacrifices of love flowing from the joy of blood-bought, soul-satisfied, Christ exalting people.

– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; Crossway; Wheaton, Ill.; copyright  2004; 140