Thursday, August 30, 2018

Is There More?

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After finishing the hearty dinner of all of his favorite things, my husband asked, “Is there more?” He wasn’t asking because he was still hungry and was thinking of a second plate. He asked because he wanted to come back for more tomorrow.

Isn’t it a great feeling when there is plenty to go around. There’s nothing but disappointment when you’ve thought about that last piece of pie in the refrigerator all day long, only to come home at 5:00 pm and find it is no longer there!

I have been asked more than once that same question, “Is there more?” Except many times it didn’t mean leftover food, often times, the question was asked about life choices. After serving a corporation or a church for several years, perhaps you’ve asked the same question, “is there more?” Or after graduating from high school or college…”is there more?” After you’ve buried a loved one, “is there more?”

Perhaps you have found yourself in a “is there more?” situation and you are contemplating what else is left for you to do. I’m actually in what I call a holding pattern right now in my ministry, coming out of one area and waiting for the next door to open. To be honest, I’ve asked God this very question…”Is there more?” What more could there possibly be, God?

I’m reminded that there is so much more to life than working at a job, getting married and having children. While this seemingly is every American’s dream, it doesn’t stop there. There IS so much more!

God wants our lives to be full of all of those things that I mentioned, but He also created us to be so much more. Having a family is the best, but God has more. Attending a good church is a good thing, but God has more. Having wealth, power and integrity is admirable, but you guessed it, God has more!

God’s blessings never cease to amaze me but yet I cease to be amazing for Him. I settle for the job I’m in, I walk past my hurting neighbor, I sit in the same pew week after week and don’t see the unchurched, I accept disappointment and despair as what I deserve. All the while not seeing, not realizing, that God has so much more for me to see, to do and to become.

“Is there more”, you ask? God wants more for us than we could ever hope for. Jesus said this…

“It is the Spirit Who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.” (John 6:63)

The leftovers that the world throws at us will only last a short time, with God there is always plenty more!


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