Food for thought from Crazy Love by Francis Chan:
[Chapters 1-3 only]
. . . surrendering yourself totally to God's purposes, He will bring you the most pleasure in this life and the next.
Nothing compares to being truly, exuberantly wanted by your children.
Jesus didn't comand that we have a regular time with Him each day. Rather He tells us to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." The results are intimate prayer and study of His Word.
Then I remembered Ephesians 2:10, which tells us that we were created "to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." That verse is meant for me and all others who have been "saved by grace through faith." My existence was not random, nor was it an accident. God knew who He was creating, and He designed me for a specific work.
He doesn't need me or you. Yet He wants us, chooses us, even considers us His inheritance (Eph. 1:18).
Another random . . .