MORE: A Four Letter Word
“For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing” (Deuteronomy 2.7 NKJV).
Too many Christians think the word, MORE, is a “four letter word.” They believe that as Christians, we should be satisfied with what we have, where we are at and who we have become. There is no need to have crazy, big dreams because that would be greedy and a little risky. However, our God is a big God, and His favor, grace and goodness are limitless. We stop the fruition of His work in our lives when we believe that wanting more is wrong. All throughout the Bible, people have desired more while learning to stay content in God’s timing. We can appreciate where we are at, yet keep our eyes focused on where we wan to go. God led the people of Israel through the wilderness where they lacked nothing. Even though God made sure that they had everything they needed, He was not planning on leaving them there. God wanted to give them MORE! God had a Promise Land waiting for them! The wilderness looks different for all of us, and God will make sure that our needs are met. But He doesn’t intend for us to stay there–He wants our God-given passions to drive us to our Promise Land! When we become open to MORE, we will begin to have a hunger and a thirst for God that can’t be quenched. We will crave, seek and claim MORE of His goodness, and we will willingly sacrifice all that hinders us from greedily taking MORE of Him!
“The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality we drink in every night.” — John Piper, Hunger for God