Our Exasperated Longing for More
I love these AT&T commercials and I think this one is my favorite.
“We want more”
I can resonate with the exasperated expression of this little girl. We want more and sometimes we have trouble putting words to that longing.
We just want more.
We want a more that never seems to be satisfied.
The irony is that I believe God wants to give us more. It’s just more redefined.
We want more because we actually need more. We need more love, more generosity, more hope, more faith, more joy, more peace, more patience, more kindness, more goodness, more gentleness…
We need more of Jesus.
It’s what our exasperated hearts are longing for. We just look for him in the counterfeits.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” Ephesians 3:20
God wants to more in us and through us than we can imagine!
Think about that. It’s huge!
Are you willing to embrace his more for you? It might look different than the more you’ve conceived. But his more is better than anything we can dream.
Jenni, thank you for this perspective! I DO want more and I do look for it in counterfeits, especially affirmation. Thank you so much for reminding me today that what I al=m REALLY craving is more of Jesus!
Great thoughts, thanks for sharing this!