This post is a part of the Five Minute Friday link up. We write for 5 minutes on a one-word prompt without heavy editing and see what happens. Today’s prompt is “more.”
We’ve been teaching my almost-14-month-old grandson baby sign. He can say “please,” “thank you,” “help,” “all done,” “milk” and “more.” Sometimes he gets them a little confused, and the sign he uses most often when he can’t quite get it right is “more.”
If he wants to go out in the yard to walk around he says “more.”
If he wants help stepping down onto the porch from the kitchen’s French doors he says “more.”
When we tell him and show him what the sign should be, he gets it right, but interesting that “more” is his default.
Sounds a lot like me. There’s always something more that I want. More time, more sunshine, more health, more vacations, more followers on my social media platforms more money to spend on more stuff!
I’m a Young Life baby. I began my personal walk with Jesus at a Young Life camp when I was 13. There’s a song we used to sing at our meetings.
I want more of Jesus, more and more and more.
I want more of Jesus than I ever had before.
I want more of His great love so rich and full and free
I want more of Jesus, so I’ll give Him more of me!
That’ll preach, won’t it?
“It’s our soul’s nature to need. It’s God’s nature to give. He designed us with infinite need, because He wants us to lean into His infinite supply. Neediness isn’t the problem, fallenness is—meaning, going anywhere else but God to fill the need.” (John Ortberg)