"Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence there
is a path of pleasant pain.It is not the pathological pleasure of a
masochist, but the passion of a lover’s quest: “I have suffered the
loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may
gain Christ” (Philippians 3:8)." -John Piper/A Hunger For God
"When God is the supreme hunger of
our hearts, he will be supreme in everything." -JP
Whom have I in heaven but thee?
And there is nothing upon earth
that I desire besides thee.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion for ever.
—PS A L M 7 3 : 2 5 - 2 6 , R S V
God, be the supreme hunger of my heart! Lead me on the path of pleasant pain that I may gain Christ. I long for more of You.