Less is More

Recently, I heard a song about wanting more of God in our lives. I was really enjoying the song when I felt the Holy Spirit interrupt my bliss & tell me that I couldn’t get more of God in my life until I freed up some capacity. I didn’t really understand what I was hearing until I began to think about the things that I have going on in my life – both essentials & non-essentials.
Most of us lead busy lives. We fill up our time, spend our energies, “invest” our money, give our attention & focus to lots of things (some important & some not important). We all know that we have limited amounts of time, energy, focus, money, etc. So the question that could be valuable for our consideration is related to how we spend the limited amounts of time, etc. If we want more of God, let’s consider how we can make space for Him in our lives. Maybe we could shuffle some of our sched to snag a few extra minutes to spend w God. Could you give Him a little more attention by putting some Bible verses in cards & posting them in your car or on the bathrm mirror, etc? Would you consider asking God to adjust your desires to more accurately reflect what pleases Him?
These are just some ideas that you might find helpful in creating more space for God in your life.

The destination to “more of God” is on the road called, “less of me”. Not many make the journey bc of the personal expense.

ambition & presumption

I think God gets blamed for alot of bad decisions, egos gone awry, human initiatives draped in religious verbage and other silliness.  This morning, I read about the Israelites deciding to try & conquer the Promised Land after their royal disaster w the 12 spies & their bad report.  In Deut 1:43, it says, “So I spoke to you; yet you would not listen, but rebelled against the command of the LORD, and presumptuously went up into the mountain.”  The Israelites presumed they could conquer the Promised Land even though God wasn’t w them & they were thoroughly routed.  They thought they were something that they were not.  Sometimes ambition without divine intervention can do that to us.  We can get pretty high on ourselves – all of that & a bag of chips! 

After getting knocked down several times, royally screwing up from time to time & often sticking my foot in my mouth, among many other humorous antics too numerous & embarassing to enumerate, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is enough for me to aim at knowing Christ, full stop.  It is my ambition, my life goal, to know Christ and to know Christ in the context of daily living.  I think that’s enough. 

What about you???  What are your ambitions???