And so I've been thinking about what really matters in life, what is worth spending our precious time on, where I need (and want) to focus my limited life and energies.
Here's my conclusion: LOVE.
--Loving God will all my heart, all my soul, all my strength in whatever circumstances come my way. I want to bask in His love and love Him in return. I want to live my life out of the center of knowing in my deepest soul that I His beloved and He is mine. I want to rejoice in Him, worship Him, live every moment in Him, aware of Love.
--Loving others in all their quirkiness, faults, and beauty. I want to love like God does. I want to see others as He sees them. I want to enjoy the wonder that God has placed in my kids, my husband, my friends, my family, and even those who are strangers.
I want less worry and more worship.
I want less frustration and more laughter.
I want less frantic hurrying and more moments of wonder.
I want less irritation and more grace.
I want less me and more God.
I want to sing: "Lord, we stand amazed in your presence, astounded by your mercy and love ... your grace for me is always enough." (for the full song see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECwIPkF3HYo)
So, may you live in the fullness of His love today, remembering what matters, and basking in His wonder ... no matter the circumstances!