I have heard many say that we need more of God or Jesus, but do we need more of Him?
Does the Bible says that we must hunger and thirst for more and that we do not have anything of Him yet.
Do we need more power, more forgiveness, more of His nature, or more blessing from God?
My answer might surprise you?
See the following scriptures, and maybe they will surprise you?
Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
If God in Jesus Christ has blessed us with everything, do we need more blessings?
2 Peter 1:4 (NIV)
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
If we have already been partaker of divine nature, do we need more of His nature?
Colossians 2:9-10 (AMP)
For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].
And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].
If we have his fullness (of Deity) in us, do we need to be filled more of it?
Colossians 2:13 (NIV)
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,
Do we need more forgiveness if he has already forgiven all our sins?
We already have everything, what we need is to discover what we have!
What I need more of is knowledge of him, who he is and his love, and to experience more of it.
If it’s about me wanting to get to know God better and I want to know more about him, then this is healthy and good, but if we say that we have nothing jet and we have to strive to get it, it’s wrong! For God already dwells within us. His power lives there already!
I also need to discover more about who I am, as his child, and that I already are partaker of his divine nature.
Emotions stand in the way
What often stands in the way of seeing and experiencing these truths is that we look at how we feel. We may feel that we have nothing, that we have no power, that we do not have his love, that the Holy Spirit is distant and not completely with us, but these are your feelings not the truth.
Remember: Do not build theologies around how you feel.
The “big” breakthrough
Many Christians, and I was one of them for many years, are waiting for the great breakthrough, but the truth is that Jesus is already the breakthrough. You do not need a major breakthrough, you just need knowledge of what you have, you need revelation.
My breakthrough came when I saw that it was all about discovering what I had on the inside. My revelation and breakthrough was just this: I already have it! And that set me free.
The only breakthrough you need is to see this: You already have it. God already lives there, he has already loved you! The Holy Spirit is already there, and you have all the power you need, even to raise up the dead.
Why is this so important?
If you constantly think you do not have enough, or there is more you need to do to get more, you will constantly strive. You will always feel that you are not good enough, there is something more you need to do or achieve.
Or it can also lead you to believe that you are so special since God uses you, that you have made it happen, and most people are not as spiritual as you. This is called: Pride.
Christian life is not a struggle to get more of God, but a discovery of what we have and who God is!
When we say we need more, we are really saying that I have to achieve more, I have to try to achieve more, and the focus is on us and what we have achieved and not achieved.
This is strenuous.
Jesus has called us to his rest (Hebrews 4:11). What does it mean? It is about resting from striving to become more and achieve more.
When it comes to get more knowledge and discovering who God is, this becomes more like a journey of discovery and not a struggle.
When I got married, I did not know my wife fully, and we are still growing in knowing each other, something we probably will do until we die, but we know each other much better now than when we started our relationship. We have not struggled much to get to know each other, but we have grown more and more because we are in a love relationship.
This is the same with God. When you are in a relationship with him, it is not a struggle to get to know him better, it is a journey of discovery where you get to know him better and better, and that again will change you from the inside out.
When we see this, the Christian life will not be a heavy burden and a struggle, but a journey you can enjoy from day one.
Discover what you’ve got, stop struggling to get more of what you don’t have.
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