Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More! More! MOOOOORE!!

1 John 2:15-17 15Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

Psalm 106:14
14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test.

If you came over to my house and spent any time with me and Morg you would hear her say more! More Thomas (the train)...More Spiderman (she likes him but she has not watched him)...More Dora....More Bob the Builder!!

We were in Target the other day and the child screamed MORE at the top of her lungs as we passed whatever she wanted. As I listen to her words I am reminded of how we can be just like that but not necessarily verbalize it. More money, more clothes, more cars, more toys!! We can try so hard to satisfy our wanton cravings. Have you noticed that no matter how much you have gained in the past that it wasn't enough to make you happy. I am not talking about contentment but the search for having MORE to be happy. Surely at some point we have all felt what it is like to try to meet the deep needs of our soul with things. I know I have. Lord deliver us from placing our worth, contentment, and satisfaction in stuff. Satisfy me, satisfy us with You. May we cry out More! More! More of You! More of Your Presence, More of Your Word...More!!

Go to Him for what money can not buy!
Isaiah 55:1-3
Invitation to the Thirsty 1 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.

Eph 2:1-5
1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.


Fran said...

Just more Jesus please!

Thanks for the scriptures. Excellent word today Jenny!

I'm praying for y'all. Hope everyone is doing great over there.

Love ya~

Shonda said...

So good! More Jesus please! Your daughter is toooooooo cute! I'm glad to hear that she is alright after that episode. Both you and your girlfriend are just beautiful.

Blessings in Christ--

Jessica said...

What a great post!

Jackie said...

Great word, needed that tonight!! I can always count on you to bring me a good word that you are learning from!! Love it and love you!! Hope your having a good week!

Leigh said...

So true. I think so many try and fill the void in their lives with material items when what they should seek is HIM. He is the water. Drink!

NYC said...

This is sooooo very true! I have the bad habit (or should I say the sinful inclination) to always look at what others have, lamenting over what they have and I what I believe I lack. But for those of us in Christ Jesus lack nothing.

Great post!

He Knows My Name said...

you know i only wish i had this wisdom when i was younger. this world and it's stuff is crying for us to buy into it all. i did then and still do. i fall off the wagon and get back up again. the deception that it will satisfy, make us happy, be part of a group we want to be part of. it just goes on and on and our flesh is weak. i want more of Him. i thirst. when i go to the right places to be satisfied i find Him and receive the peace that passes all understanding.

Profbaugh said...

Good word, Jenny. MORE, MORE, MORE!!


darla said...

MORE!!! AMen!! I definitely want more Jesus! In me, through me, and all around me! Never get enough Jesus, until we get home!

connorcolesmom said...

So true! I have to really watch my intentions to make sure they align with God's plan. Like when I spent all week last week shopping - oh I had to really make sure it was stuff we needed and not just me wanting -MORE!
Thanks sweet friend for the reminder - you are just precious!

Faith said...

"More love, more power, more of You in my life ..."