Brennan Manning, In His Book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, writes this: In essence, there is only one thing God asks of us – that we be men and women of prayer, people who live close to God, people for whom God is everything and for whom God is enough. That is the root of peace… I hope you will reflect on that thought this week: that God would be for us both “everything” and “enough.” So many people, even Christians, look elsewhere for their joy, peace, personal fulfillment. God and Jesus helps us through the tough times, but to find real happiness, to get the most out of life, we must look to the things of this world (job, recreation, family… to name a few). But Scripture tells us, and our own experience confirms it, that the best of life flows from the inside-out: that only when God is “everything and enough” are we capable of truly enjoying the things of this world. In essence, there is nothing wrong with the means (the things of this world have been given to us by God for our enjoyment), but our pursuits are missing the essential piece: the capacity to enjoy them (the missing piece is “peace!”). Its like going fishing, but forgetting your fishing pole, or going to the beach, without a bathing suit. Until our soul is at peace, which only comes from a relationship with God, we simply cannot enjoy the awesome gift of this world. So, as you pray this week, pray for your soul, that your God would be “everything and enough” for you.