Thursday, July 11, 2013

more

That little word seems to be cropping up a lot these days; especially in conversations with friends and fellow journeyers.  It seems we all live with a nagging sense that there is more: more to God, more to relationships, more to life than we are living or experiencing at the moment.  And we all have a deep yearning to know, and to taste, what that more looks (and tastes) like.  Of course this is not a new phenomenon, it has been around since the beginning of time.  But every now and then it breaks through, or bubbles up, in a new and fresh way that leaves us longing deeply for the life we were created for.  The life that echoes the richness and the fullness and the love and the joy of the Trinity itself.

And as we consider this more, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that pursuing this elusive state of being involves us somehow needing to do more.  In fact, when I think about the words more and God, I immediately start thinking about the fact that God wants more from me.  Which is true, but maybe not the deepest longing of God's heart as far as I'm concerned.  Or I start to think that maybe God wants more of me.  Which is still true, and a little more appealing, but still possibly short of God's real desire for me.  What if what God really wants is more for me?  When I think of the more that lurks and lives deepest in my heart and soul, that's the more I dream about.  Because if I get that more, it seems to me that the rest will fall into place.  Could it possibly be true that God's deepest desire is that He wants more for me?  If it is, if that's really the deepest longing of His heart, and if I can possibly convince myself to believe it's true, then the more God gets of me and from me will definitely follow suit. 

What about you?  What's the more you most deeply dream about?

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