Reaching for more

Does your heart ever ache for something more?

 

A dissatisfaction of a good kind. The kind that urges you to stretch for more, and compels you to make changes, that demands you reach further? My heart has been aching for more recently.

 

 

More of God, more of his love, more of his rule, knowing him more.

More of my friendships, more accountability, more openness, more service, more encouragements, more intentionality.

More of my everyday, to be more present in what I do, more attention given in the now, drink in more of each moment.

 

The ache has been growing stronger and stronger, and last night I had a dream which took that ache onto the level of forcing me into action. I dreamt of that more. I dreamt of a day where I knew God so much more, where I knew his love so much deeper. A day where I hung out with friends and our hearts tied together, we took the risk of being vulnerable with each other, we corrected each other in love, we served each other, we laughed together, we wept together, we cried for each other, where we were Christ to each other, we took each other into another depth of God. A day where I was aware of every detail, where each moment was important. I awoke from my dream a little overwhelmed to be honest. I felt like I had just really spent the day fellowshipping with an awesome God, and some wonderful people. I awoke feeling blessed. I awoke with an aching heart, I don’t want that just in dreams, I want it in real life, in my everyday.

 

It will take intentionality, it will take effort, it will take self-discipline, it will take courage, it will take refinement, it will take less of me and more of Him. But it will be worth it, and my heart aches so intensely I know I must begin to reach, to stretch, to change. Do you long for more? Will you join me in reaching?

 

Will you ask me how I’m doing on this quest for more? Will you encourage me to keep stretching? I need you, my friends, to check in on me, and I will answer honestly.

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