Wait... You Want More?

Forever Jones sings it beautifully… {click here to listen}

“There's a voice that cries out in the silence, searching for a heart that will love Him Longing for a child that will give Him their all, give it all, He wants it all And there's a God that walks over the earth, He's searching for a heart that is desperate And longing for a child that will give Him their all, give it all, He wants it all...

And He says love me, love me with your whole heart He wants it all today Serve me, serve me with your life now, bow down, let go of your idols He wants it all today So give it all"

I’ll admit it. I used to think taking a leap of faith was something you did …not something you kept doing over and over.

I’ll admit it. I used to think that giving your life to something bigger than yourself was a one-time thing… not just one step in the right direction.

I’ll admit it. I thought that I had given God everything. I realized recently that He wants more.

I’ll admit it. I’ve grown weary. I've grown tired. I've been feeling empty. As I've felt God's call to surrender more, I've found myself asking Him, "Haven't I given enough?" There have become some people, some dreams, some idols that I’ve found myself packing up, bringing with me, and not wanting to let go of. But I’m convicted by the line that says, “He’s searching for a heart that is desperate.” Am I desperate enough for God that I am willing to stop hoarding my own pride, my own finances, my own relationships, my own goals… in order to make room for what He wants to do?

How desperate am I to please the Lord?

Recently I've experienced the heartache, as well as the heart-renewal, the vision change, and the wakeup call that takes place when we empty ourselves to the bottom of our suitcases, the bottom of our bank accounts, the bottom of our desires, and let go of our idols … again, and again, and again.

He wants it all. Even if it’s hard for us to admit it.