The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

God Has More for You

God still has more for us. Here is an example. Our church had sponsored a mission trip and a young man who wasn’t a believer signed up. He liked one of the girls that was going, and the trip sounded more exciting than staying home. This young man was a good student and intended to start college in the fall to be a physician. He indicated that doctors made good money and helping others was rather secondary.

To his complete surprise he met Jesus on this mission trip, and it changed his life. Jesus had more for this young man then he ever dreamed. As he began to seek the Lord for His plans, he changed colleges and his major at the last minute. Now his goal was to help people and not just make money. Since this time the Lord has continued to unfold His plan for him in ways that are rich in Kingdom thinking. The Lord had still more for him.

Perhaps you are an unbeliever as this young man was at the beginning of our story. Or you may be a believer, but Jesus is calling you into a deeper faith. No matter which way, God still has more for you.

God Intervened to Give More

Saul, who would later be known as Paul, was a well-educated Pharisee. A Pharisee was an important Jewish sect at the time of Jesus that was devoted to the exact observance to the Jewish religion. [1] The Pharisees considered Jesus to be a heretic. They couldn’t understand how He could be the Messiah. Therefore, anyone who followed Jesus was a heretic and should be eliminated. When Saul (Paul) was persecuting believers in Jesus, he thought he was doing God’s will. It took the Lord’s divine intervention in Paul’s life to show Him the fallacy of his beliefs.

Acts 9: As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. Saul fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” [2]

 God had more for Saul (Paul) but it took God’s intervention in his life for that to happen. Paul would never forget God’s mercy as he writes in 1 Cor. 15:9. For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I’m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God’s church. [3]

God Has More for You, Too

No matter how far you have wondered from the Lord you can humbly respond to the voice of the Shepherd and return. If you have been walking with the Lord in faith, He wants to take you even deeper. God has more for you than you can ever imagine.

Are you available for more? It takes courage and strength to move forward, but with God’s help we can. God has given you gifts that He wants you to use to help build the Kingdom. Take the hand of Jesus and let him lead you on the adventure of your life.  To hear how God still has more for you, listen here:


[2,3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: