More of You, More of You,
I've had all but what I need is just more of You,
Of things I've had my fill and yet I hunger still ,
Empty and bare, Lord, hear my prayer for more of you.
Most Christians would quickly say "Yes, I want more of You, Lord" and when beautiful music is playing and our hearts are in tune to the Lord, praise pours forth and fills our heart with worship. But what about when we open our eyes, leave the church building and on Monday morning real life hits? Sure, we want "more of God", but who has time to stop, absorb and lose their selves in worship experience again?
But thinking deeper, why should the Christian life be separated at church and home? Something I wrote down at the beginning of this year to work on is being "genuine". Pure, from the heart, the same at all times and all places. A recurring theme I'm reading about through several choices that keeps stirring my heart are things like...
- cherish the moment
- finding the holy in the ordinary
- seeing the miraculous in the mundane
- God's presence is always with us
- open our eyes and see reflections of His beauty
Now I don't have all the answers, just a simple desire in my heart for these things. A few steps that are helping me are looking for a paying close attention to daily blessings - no matter how large or how small and writing them down. Working in the daily tasks and looking for God's beauty, His gentle voice in my heart and His opportunities. When I am busy, stressed and placing my attention in too many areas, I miss out on these things. But by focusing on what and where God has placed me - right here and right now, it blesses my heart and fills it with gratitude. If I purposefully express that gratitude in a quick prayer or writing it down to cherish, my heart expands in love and appreciation for Him....and I see...the holy in the ordinary...the miraculous in the mundane...and feel closer to Him.
This week I want to take on a few assignments to help me find "more of Him". At the Well challenges wives this week to "look for the things our husband does that we don’t thank him enough for, and then show him thanks!" A Holy Experience offers the opportunity to share in A Multitude on Mondays where those blessings found through every day life can be shared. Will you join me in some simple ways to love, cherish and appreciate the dear ones in our lives and ponder God's miracles found through the mundane days? When we fully understand how blessed we are, we can greater be a blessing to others!
But as it is written: “ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man. The things which God has prepared for those who love Him." But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. I Corinthians 2:9-10