But as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” – these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.
- 1 Corinthians 2.9
The good which our dear God has in store for his saints in his holy dwelling – there is not, after tracing its secrets, anyone who can relate a hundredth part of it.
- Saltair na Rann, Irish, 9th-10th century
The Christian life is never “as good as it gets.” God always has more in store for us than we’ve ever known or ever dared to ask or think (Eph. 3.20).
There is more of His glory to discover, God revealing in intensely personal ways His weighty presence in breath-stealing beauty, grace, and goodness.
There is more of His Word to plumb: We can never exhaust the inestimable riches of divine revelation encoded in Scripture.
More of His Spirit’s transforming power awaits us – to renew our minds, revive our hearts, and shape our actions after the manner of Jesus.
There is always more, and we are fools if we allow ourselves to become complacent in the face of this vast, unexplored treasure trove of divine benefits and boon.
This was one of the convictions that drove Celtic Christians so passionately on peregrinatio for the Lord Jesus. They actually believed that Jesus would use their sacrifice, their witness, and their long days of labor in strange lands to lead many souls to salvation. They believed they could change cultures, peoples, and the times in which they lived. They did not think they could ever outstretch God; He would always meet them and provide for their needs, no matter how hard they pushed, how far they roamed, or how fervently they preached the Good News.
Where is that adventuresome, faithful spirit among the followers of Christ today? Too many of us, it seems, have come to regard our experience of Christ as “good enough.” We just don’t seem hungry for more than our 1/100 of God’s store for us.
But there is always more. Great and mighty things that we’ve never experienced before (Jer. 33.3). More.
Seek the Lord, friend, and give Him no rest until He begins, through His Word and Spirit, to grant you more of the abundance of His salvation for every aspect of your life.
Psalm 25.4-7 (Festal Song: “Revive Thy Work, O Lord”)
Make me to know Your ways, teach me Your paths, O Lord!
My Savior, all day long I want and seek You in Your Word.
Remember mercy, Lord, and steadfast love to me!
And all my sins before You let them not remembered be!
More, Lord, I want more of You, more of Your salvation, more of Your Spirit, more of Your power! Give me more, O Lord, than I have ever before known of You!