The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Lord, I want more is a life-changing prayer. Wanting more is telling the Lord, “I want to move out of the shallows of my life and go deeper with You.” This can be both scary and exciting at the same time. We are comfortable and confident in the shallows, and we don’t have to rely on God as much. When we move into deeper water, we are dependent on God to take us deeper into His Word and the transformation of our lives. Going deeper with God is not just about learning information, but a more profound transformation of our hearts. Jesus tells us in the parable of the lamp in Mark 4:24Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.[1]

The Lord Wants to Give us More

The Holy Spirit initiates the desire to listen more closely to the Lord. God has a plan for your life, which requires a listening heart. Some people miss their life’s full potential because they don’t want to take the time to listen carefully to the Lord. As God transforms us, He gives us more understanding. This allows us to fulfill His plans, which are often beyond our imaginations. Our human minds limit what we think we can do. But our God is a God of the impossible, and amazing things are possible with His help.

God Sees our Potential

Peter was just a simple fisherman when Jesus first met him. He had no idea of God’s plans for His life. God unfolded unique plans for Peter in His timing, but they required Peter to go into deeper water. Peter knew Jesus was calling him to be a disciple, but he thought he was too sinful. Jesus knew Peter’s sin, but He also knew his heart. Like Peter, we are also a work in progress. Jesus called Peter to follow Him. As Peter did, Jesus showed him how to fish for people.

Matthew 4:19 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”[2] God is the one who draws us into a deeper relationship with Him and places on our hearts to listen closely. As we do, He teaches us, like Peter, what listening closer really means. It means being God’s servant to help build His Kingdom. God does not need our help, but He desires to involve us in His work because this is how we learn and become transformed. 2 Cor. 5:17This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! [3]

Lord, I want more. To hear about this, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.


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