Plentiful December, Faithful God, Promising Future

Plentiful December, Faithful God, Promising Future

God did it again...

One of the promises we turn to often at Desiring God is Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” We think we know our needs. He knows. And he provides.

Mercifully, God put it in the hearts of thousands of you to give a total of $870,140 towards the needs of the ministry in December. We were praying for $745,000. Amazing! How often in our lives has God blessed us beyond our requests!

We feel a deep sense of responsibility. To whom much is given much will be required. We are praying God will make us humble, wise, faithful stewards with these unexpected funds for the glory of Christ.

We have thanked God as a team for his amazing kindness to us at the end of 2012. Now it is time to say it more publicly,

Thank you! We are overwhelmed and humbled by your support. One of the great privileges of the Christian life is the joy of participating in his glorification in this world. Thank you for trusting us with this work.

A Promising Future Ahead

March 31 is the last day of my employment with Bethlehem Baptist Church. It will be Easter. I will be preaching my last sermon as pastor. The next day I will come on staff at Desiring God full-time.

I'm very excited about our future together (you, our partners and our team here at Desiring God). And I love to dream about what God might do for the sake of his name in this next season of my life. I am asking that it be the most fruitful season ever.

Would you please keep praying with us as a team that we would be spiritually discerning and full of faith in these crucial days? There's so much to do for the sake of Christ, and we want to be maximally useful in our impact on the world.

Your glad servants,

John Piper
and Josh Etter, Director of Communications

John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.