More! – ?
“Meow,” said Molly, our cat. I had just fed her an hour before but now I was fixing myself a snack and she figured something new must be coming her way too.
“I just fed you,” I said to reason with her (as if she understood people talk)… and I went on… “Look… you’ve barely touched what I gave you just an hour ago. You don’t get any more now.”
Molly just stared at me… looking so impoverished and needy! “No!” I repeated with emphasis on the “No.” But she just continued her mournful gaze all the way through my now undeservedly guilt-ridden snack time.
Kids are like this too. If you’ve raised children you know, it’s not so much what kids eat but what they don’t eat that gets so expensive. “I want more!” they plead, but in the end it’s usually the trash bin that swallows the excess.
“Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” Jesus told His disciples after feeding of the masses (John 6:12). Jesus, it seems, does not like waste either. His Creation even reflects this: Tiny organisms feed on leftover carcases, breaking down and depositing nutrients which in turn feed plants and the food chain cycle begins anew. Indeed, nothing is wasted in nature.
So it makes sense to me as Pastor Andrew mentioned on Sunday that God does not give us more when we have not proven faithful with what He has given us already. In fact, Jesus sets out the principle in Luke 16:10…
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10).
See also this principle at work in God’s kingdom: (Matt. 25:14-30.)
We have been given salvation and the message of the gospel through faith in Jesus Christ. We have also been given His commission to go into the world, every one of us… into our unique worlds, our individual spheres of influence, wherever they may be — and share this gospel with all that world.
Do you desire more from Christ? Do you desire His Spirit to flow through you and outward? Perhaps you ought not be waiting for more from Him; He may well be waiting for more from you!
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