A guest post today from Lana Turner.
WE WANT MORE! WE WANT MORE!
The little girl in the commercial tries to explain why more is better than less. “You might want to have some more. But then, your parents won’t let you because there’s only a little. If you really like something, you’ll want more of it. We want more. We want more. Like, you really like it, you want more.”
She echoes a theme I hear over and over again when I listen closely to what others and myself are saying. We want more freedoms, more liberties, more property, more food, more control, more money, more power and more, more, more. We live in a “more-ish” society.
There is someone who wants to give us more.
In Ephesians 1, Paul was asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give us spiritual wisdom and revelation so that we can know him better. Paul’s prayer was that our eyes would be enlightened so we can know the hope God has called us to, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for all who believe. That power is the same mighty strength that raised Christ from the dead!
Wow! Talk about more…!
Jesus Christ wants to give us more. Ephesians 3 talks about the God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
This is the “more” we should be seeking. We need to be rooted and established in love, the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is where we get glorious riches and power through the Spirit, and this is what makes us “complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God” (Ephesians 3:19 NLT ).