Nothing but the love of God
I read these powerful words today and I wanted to share them with whomever may read this journal entry. They remind me of what really matters. Life can be so noisy and confusing and demanding that we often times end up getting sidetracked and distracted. Sometimes we even lose our way. Pause with me for a moment and drink deeply of this beautiful and sobering reminder.
All that is not the love of God has no meaning for me. I can truthfully say that I have no interest in anything but the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. If God wants it to, my life will be useful through my word and witness. If He wants it to, my life will bear fruit through my prayers and sacrifices. But the usefulness of my life is His concern, not mine. It would be indecent of me to worry about that.
Brennan Manning and John Blase, All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir (Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 2011).