Devotions from Brennan Manning’s book, The Rabbi’s Heartbeat

How often do we shut the Lord out of our lives?  Maybe we enjoy some things alone to exclude Him or to hug certain experiences and relationships to ourselves.  It may not consist of the denial of a personal God, but rather we grow inattentive to His sacred presence. Just the way we spend our time and money and the way we interact with others testifies to the degree that we are aware of Him.  It is much like a human relationship. When we are inattentive  it undermines love, confidence, and communion with others. So it is with God.  When we are inattentive to our true self hidden with Christ in God we become unaware of His divine presence.  We need to weigh and measure the things we allow in our lives and keep only those that have eternal value.

“May all your expectations be frustrated, may all your plans be thwarted, may all your desires be withered into nothingness, that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God who is Father , Son and  Spirit.” Larry Hein.