Wednesday, March 22, 2017

more



This past weekend our oldest daughter was home.  One evening she noticed some cookies in the refrigerator that had a need to be cooked.  You could smell those Easter sugar cookies preparing to be eaten.

When finished cooking, the cookies were placed on top of the stove.  We each had a couple, but every time I walked by the stove it seemed the cookies would call to me, “one more, just eat one more.”  And I couldn’t leave them to their own demise.  I would eat one.

Just one more.  I wanted more.  By the way, the cookies were small, and there were not a lot of them.

What I have come to know as my story and Jesus’ story came together is that I really want more.  I want more of what God has in store for me!  I want more of what God has for my family and for the church and for our community.

Ephesians 3:20  NLT
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

God can do more than we can do.  Go wants more for us than we want without Him.  God expects great things from us as we pursue Him.

More is not always what is best.  Like in the case of the cookies.  But more teaches us how incredible our God really is.  It is not time to settle. 

To settle for 2nd best or back out of where God has placed us is not the definition of more.  In fact, there are stories throughout the Bible of people who would not settle for less than what God called them to.  We have the same choice around us.

Psalm 130:6  NLT
I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.

Choose more today.  Keep on dreaming.  God has more for each of us.


People I am praying for:

Praise the Lord for answered prayer.  Pray for a homeless family that has just found a home.  Pray for Jessica Tate’s mom as she recovers from her 2nd heart surgery.  Pray for Dean Hall as he is in our local hospital and really struggling.  Pray for my wife and son as they travel back to Virginia today, and pray that Ryan is well as he is has been sick the last few days.  Pray for all those battling the flu and various bugs.

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