I adore Anne Klein clothes. I bought a beautiful skirt by her once. After bringing it home, I had second thoughts, so I drove back to the store to return my purchase. The clerk asked if there was anything wrong with the skirt. I replied, “No.” She then asked if it looked okay – which I replied, “It is lovely.” When she began to ask a third question, I stopped her mid sentence and tensely stated, “I have a shopping problem, can you please just take the skirt back.” She did so without any further interrogation.
I have given up wanting ‘more’ things, but not more of God. To continue my list from last week, I do want more, much more.
I want more blessing – “The blessing of the Lord, it makes (us) rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10.22
I want more favor – “You open Your hand and satisfy every living thing with favor.” Psalm 145.16
I want more answers to prayer – “The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].” James 5.16 b
I want a more of a closer walk with God – “Come close to God and He will come close to you.” James 4.8
I want more inspiration – “..but they were not able to resist the intelligence and the wisdom and [the inspiration of] the Spirit with which and by Whom he spoke.” Acts 6.10
I want more purity – “With the pure You will show Yourself pure.” Psalm 18.26
I want more holiness – “…but as the One Who called you is Holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.” 1 Peter 1.15
I want to be more obedient – “..and now, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to Him, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul” Deuteronomy 10.12
I want more teaching – “(My) God instructs (me) and teaches (me) the right way.” Isaiah 28.26
I want more of His Word – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119.105
I want more direction – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37.23
I want more good fruit – “For every tree is known by his own fruit.” Luke 6.44 and “… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5.22-23
I want more reverence – “Wherefore, we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” Hebrews 12.28
Yes, I am still guilty of greed and wanting more. God bless everyone.
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