THERE MUST BE MORE

THERE MUST BE MORE

Hos. 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

I had become spiritually apathetic and didn’t know it. I prayed in tongues, I went to church, I even had my daily devotions; somehow the fire had grown dim in my heart. I never would have admitted it, of course I was “on fire for God”, but I was drifting helplessly into casual Christianity. What stopped my slide? It was seeing awakened hearts that shocked me back into reality. I saw others experiencing that first love passion and I had a decision to make. These people were either wacked or I was in some sort of backslidden condition. Jonathan Edwards spoke about recognizing there is more available of God than you are currently experiencing.

“But God is pleased sometimes to give such discoveries of His glory and of the excellency of Christ as so draw forth the heart that they know beyond all doubt that they feel such a spirit as Paul spoke of when he said that he counted all things but loss for the excellency of Christ Jesus his Lord; and they can boldly say, as in the text, “Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon the earth that I desire besides Thee” At such times the people of God do not need any help of ministers to satisfy them whether they have the true love of God; they plainly see and feel it, and the Spirit of God then witnesses with their spirits that they are the children of God. Therefore, if you would be satisfied upon this point, earnestly seek such attainments; seek that you may have such clear and lively exercises of this spirit. To this end, you must labor to grow in grace. Though you have had such experiences in times past, and they satisfied you then, yet you may again doubt. You should therefore seek that you may have them more frequently. And the way to that is earnestly to press forward that you may have more acquaintance with God, and have the principles of grace strengthened. This is the way to have the exercises of grace stronger, more lively, and more frequent, and so to be satisfied that you have a spirit of supreme love to God.”

It was my pride that was holding be back. It was hard to admit that others were tasting something of God that I wasn’t. Thankfully, The Lord gave me a humility that allowed me to drink of His outpoured presence. Instead of watching others with judgement and excuses I was able to jump in and receive. Is your heart telling you there must be more of God than you are currently enjoying? If that is true, press in. As Hosea said, let’s follow on to know The Lord, He will come to us like the rain.

3 Replies to “THERE MUST BE MORE”

  1. HALLELUJAH TO THE KING OF KINGS, the one that forms and brings everything to GLORIFICATION. Come LORD, POUR YOUR RAIN ON US. Yes, Yes.and Yes, I will CONTINUE DAILY to press in more and more. He has ALL my heart AND I WANT TO GET CLOSER AND CLOSER TO HIM. That one touch did it, ha. He is my everything.He loves me and I love Him. Wow. What a love He is, what a touch HE PUT ON ME. I LOVE HIS RAIN…BLESSINGS PASTOR FRANK, YOUR BLOG MADE ME SHOUT HALLELUJAH…You know what amazes me, is that you can feel His Presence, but you can’t see it, OF COURSE HE IS, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT. WOW, I LOVE HIS WORD, CAN’T GET ENOUGH. Just like the wind. The wind blows, you feel it but you can’t see it, only by the movements of objects planted or things built on the ground that move when the winds blowing youcan see the wind, ha.OF COURSE HE DESIGNED THAT TO. HALLELUJAH, HE LIVES IN ME. THAT’S ENOUGH LOVE AND JOY FOR ME= ETERNITY. O HOW OK LOVE HIM. HE IS SURELY ONE OF A KIND. With lots of love. Have a wonderful day in our Lord Jesus Christ…;)

  2. Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

    What greater prize can we seek than finding the very presence of the Living God as our Father? Yet at the same time it is the very nature of man’s flesh to seek satisfaction elsewhere.
    Jesus called it fruit, I sometimes call it roadsigns- we simply need look at where our life is going to know if we are walking in the Spirit or not.
    One is life, and joy forevermore. The other death and corruption no matter how pleasing the guise. The more we see Him the more we are like Him. The more we stand gazing at the world’s offerings the more we become like the world. It all boils down to making a minute by minute choice; a choice to draw near to Him and not follow that sometimes tempting, always crooked path.
    In truth, He has made it easy on us:
    Christ did the work at Golgotha.
    God gave us faith to believe.
    He placed a hunger in our hearts that only Love can fill.
    He draws us continually.
    He empowers all who come and gives us the Gift of His precious Holy Spirit freely.
    Like all gifts from the Father it must be simply received and lived by faith.

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