We are at the end of January and by now most people have forgotten about their New Year Resolutions and goals they’ve set. For the few of you who are still sticking to their resolution and making changes, congratulations! It seems that no matter how genuine we can be, life gets in the way and we tend to settle back into what is most comfortable. While I don’t typically make a resolution for myself, I have made it a goal of mine to give more of myself this year.
Before I list all the ways I’m hoping to give more, I want to reflect on the thought of ‘more.’ Isn’t it true that in life we are always searching for more? Maybe it is rest if you’re a mom, patience, money, time, quietness, etc. I think we could all think of one thing we wish we had more of. And if you wear a lot of hats or are a lot of things to a lot of people, aren’t you always being demanded to give more of yourself? Do you ever feel like just you is not enough? Sometimes you may be tempted to throw up your hands and say, “I have no more to give!” The truth is, you aren’t alone if you feel that way.
But what would happen if we took the negative out of ‘always more?’ Instead of being stretched thin and searching for the next best thing, what if we looked to Jesus to be ‘always more’ to us?
When I feel like I am at the end of who I am, there is always infinitely more in Jesus.
He is a never-ending well who wants to refresh us. When we are being pulled in a million different directions by life, we can always find what we need in Him. He is our rest, our peace, our life-giver. I can always find a little bit more inside me to give because I know where my strength comes from. We can never do it on our own. Life will take it all out of us. But in Jesus there is Always More.
When I am filled with HIs love and grace, I find there is always more joy to share with those around me, always more love to show my family, always more. In Jesus I have abundance.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory.”
Infinitely MORE. But lets look at the verse right before it, verse 18. How wide, how long, how high, how deep his love is. That is the love we are operating out of. A never-ending love offered freely to you and I. The next time you feel like you have nothing left, stop and remember that with Christ there is always more. He meets our every need. The next time you feel the need to have ‘more’ in your life to be filled, be reminded that in Christ we already have all we need. The next time you feel like stopping at ‘good enough,’ choose to give a little more.