It was the middle of my Sophomore year in college when I first met Rene’. She was a transfer student from California and it seemed like our paths were randomly crossing on a more consistent basis. Our college was taking a group trip down to Philadelphia for the day, so I invited her to come with. Even before we left the campus, we ended up in different vehicles and we were separated until dinner that night on South Street.
Fortunately, on the ride home, we boarded the 15-passenger school van and talked all the way home. We talked about our families, interests and anything else that filled the quickly-fleeting ride home. When we said good night, I returned to my dorm wishing the trip was longer. I hoped that I would see her the next day. I was left WANTING MORE! The big question for me, did she want more?
I share the beginning of our 24+ years together to illustrate a point. When you find something or someone “good” you want more. You want more time, more experiences, more memories, and you are willing to do what you have to, in order to get more. There becomes a driving force within But I have discovered something even better than my wife, and it happened at a much earlier age. At the age of 5, I experienced Psalms 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Then in my elementary years I experienced what Jesus explained about the Holy Spirit who would be poured out… “38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified” (John 7).
Every experience and encounter with the Lord has left me wanting more. Being God means that He is an inexhaustible source. Unlike earthly relationships, we only have so much to give to one another. Not so with God. He is unlimited. And with each encounter, our capacity to receive from him is increased.
So, this week make it your prayer and pursuit as you call out to God, “I WANT MORE!” He has what you need.