Willpower Is Not Enough

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Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org

Sam Storms is on the Edwardsean and biblical wavelength when it comes to understanding the role of joy in radical God-centered Christian living. If you don't know Sam's website you might want to. It's called Enjoying God Ministries. The reason I mention it now is that I love this sentence from the newsletter I got from him today. He quotes Dave Smith, summarizing Sam's book, Pleasures Evermore: “When it comes to living a successful Christian life, and resisting the power of temptation, simply saying ‘No! No! No!’ won’t suffice. We must learn to say ‘Oh! Oh! Oh!’” In other words, being amazed at God is essential to fighting sin.