Furious Longing

My life seems to have accelerated to top speed. Last week it was Hurricane Harvey with days of wind and rain. This week it is helping our daughter move, then a book signing, leading a women’s conference, and finally a 10-day trip to Germany.

All good and exciting opportunities for ministry, but I get spiritually dry so quickly. I am reminded of Brennan Manning’s little book, The Furious Longing of God. In it he says, “The furious love of God knows no shadow of alteration or change. It is always reliable. And always tender.”

I do not want to be so busy doing good things that I miss the good ONE. There is within each of us a furious longing for God. We were created for fellowship with God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We may not quickly recognize it, that deep yearning, but it is always there.

Lord, let me cling to You as my anchor, my Abba Father. Give me the grace to know your peace in the midst of my busyness. Quiet my heart as I reach out for You, knowing that you are reaching out for me with a love and longing that is furious.

The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever. Psalm 121:8

Blessings this day,



2 thoughts on “Furious Longing

  1. Thank you for sharing. My life has been so full of “stuff” and “doing” I nearly forgot God created me as a human BEING. Things still swirl about me but God has given me a calm in the midst of deadlines. Cari


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