Recently we sang this song in our weekend service and as we sang it the words caught me off guard. They’re simple words, but they knocked me off balance. I’ve sang these words before, but for some reason they arrested my attention.
I know it sounds strange, but it happens at times. Before I was a follower of Jesus I thought it was strange when “Jesus Freaks” would talk like this. I would mock them as if they were just falling for some strange emotional movement, now that I know Jesus and have experienced His grace, love, mercy, and His power in my life I get it.
The words of this song we sang are simple and yet so compelling. “No place I would rather be than here in your love.” “I want more of you God”.
For whatever reason the statement “I want more of you God” gripped me and I had to answer, like really answer. Do I really want more of God in my life or was I simply singing along. Ever done that? Just sang a song and not really thought about the words or the meaning?
My sons will do that at times in the car, when I ask hey what’s the song about they usually respond, “I don’t know… I just like it.” After some investigation we discover that most of the time there were parts of the song that don’t line up with our values and my boys didn’t even know it. They just went along with the current.
I want to be more present, more aware of what’s really happening. I don’t want to just simply go the motions and hope for the best. If I really want to know God more I’m going to have to give Him my attention and intentionality. I might have to eliminate things that distract me from Him in order to hear His voice.
See there’s always more of God. There’s always more to discover, know, and experience. No matter how much you think you know how much God loves you, you’re wrong. God loves you more.
If I had to be honest with myself (and you) I’ve settled for snorkeling in God’s love. I’ve only skimmed the surface in my own life. I want to know God’s love for me in ways I’ve never experienced. I want more of God. I’m done settling for less.
By the way here's a link to that song.
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