More of God?

  • 25 June 2019

I remember when people would cry out to God to send more of His Spirit and fill them with more of Himself. Recently, I was listening to the Dove Brothers sing, “It’s not that I need more of God but He needs more of me,” and that hit a chord with me (pardon the pun). God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) but many times we do not cling to those things. Instead, we pursue our selfish pleasures and then wonder why we are not as close to the Lord as we’d like to be. I have been examining my heart in this as well.

I too would like to be closer to the Lord than I am but it is easy to let the cares and hecticness of life crowd out the time that I need to be spending in His presence and studying His Word. This is something I want to remedy. Doing a Bible study at night when I’m able is helpful for me but sometimes it can be a while before I get a quiet night where I’m not too tired to do this. Therefore, I must be proactive to find other ways to spend quality time with Him.

Years ago, the question was asked, “If you don’t feel close to God, who moved?” Hebrews 13:5 reminds us that “God will never leave you nor forsake you” so if you aren’t close to the Lord, I can answer the question and say that it’s not Him who has distanced.

Psalm 42:1 says, “As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.” When I go too long without eating, I begin to get shaky and I feel sick. This is how desperate we should be for the Father. We tend to treat Him like someone who will be there when we want to spend time with Him but, when we’re too busy, He’ll understand. I want to say that He doesn’t understand. He desires close fellowship with you but He will not force you to take that time. He wants you to come to Him because you love Him and you want to spend every moment of every day with Him.

Keith Green sang, “How can they live without Jesus? How can they live without God’s love?” I want to ask, How can you live without Jesus? How can I live without Jesus? I’m so thankful that we don’t have to live without Him. He means everything to me, and I pray that I live a life that reflects that in everything I do and say, beginning with spending time with Him, worshiping Him, studying His Word, and letting Him know how much I love Him.

In closing, let me say again, It’s not that we need more of God but He needs more of us!


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  1. Sherry - June 26, 2019 at 5:25 AM

    Sony you said this so well.

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