Wanting More

The incredible journey of wanting more can lead to a variety of outcomes. In the book of Joshua, we are introduced to Rehab, a prostitute that would help the people of God, and eventually, end up in the family line of Jesus. In the second chapter of Joshua verses 10-14, a conversation is taking place between Rehab and the two spies sent in to get the layout of the land. "We had heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea, for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear, and everyone's courage failed because of you. For the Lord, your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. Not then, please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers, and sisters, and all who belong to them and that you will save us from death. Our for your lives! The men assured her. If you don’t tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the Lord gives us the land." Rehab put her life on the line for something more, she acknowledged the Lord God as ruler of both heaven and earth, and she knew whose side she wanted to be on. Following Christ starts when we stop and listen to the word of God, isn’t it ironic that Rehab believed and acted on what she heard about God when some of the chosen people still struggled with What God can do. Many believers I included, still tend to wavier from time to time our faith seems to take on new meaning depending on our circumstances. Wanting more can sometimes be the call or recall of Christ on your life, directing you to seek Him before it is too late. Wanting more pushes us outside of our comfort zone and into the place where we are willing to risk everything for a better life, a peace that will pass all understanding. In the book of Matthew 16:24, we see just what it takes to get acquainted with the spirit of Christ as it states, " Then Jesus said to his disciples, whoever wants to be my disciples must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Romans 10: 9-10 "If you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and is justified, and it is with your mouth that you prove your faith and are saved." The next time, you feel a tug at your heart that you want more, it is time to have a conversation with the Lord. And remember James 1:5, " If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." If you are in a place of wanting more, start with the word of God and allow Him to direct you on your personal journey to acquire what your soul needs.

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