Shifting the Focus

I suppose learning of His character and His testimony, would help me to understand better how to love like He loves, in service to others; would teach me how to bask in His overflowing love and hence, joyfully live a life pleasing to Him because I understand why He instructs me to live the way I should. It is how I can truly live freely, walking in the path designed for the purpose to which He brought me to this earth.

Reluctance

I am reluctant to do a lot of things these days that pertain to spiritual disciplines. The thing is, I'm working through joyful obedience as opposed to faithless obedience, for it is impossible to please God without faith. Moreover, anything thing done without faith is sin, as the Bible teaches. So even the external conformities to God's commandments do nothing and please God in no way if my heart is not inclined towards Him. This is what I am learning through John Piper speaking getting his knowledge from God's Word.