I want

I want so much for myself and those I love in this world…

I want a new kitchen, an all-glass shower, a new car, a padded bank account and a safari in Africa. But today, as I pulled into my driveway listening to Amazing Grace, my eyes filled with tears at the thought of seeing Jesus one day. And my heart said to Him, “Oh Lord, I want you more.”

I want for my friends to get along. I want for the misunderstandings that tear us apart to be done away with, once and for all. I want forgiveness and healing to flow and wounds to heal, and scars to recede. But today, as I was scrubbing my floor, I had a glimpse of heaven and my heart swelled with hope. He will wipe away all of our tears, and we will worship Him with one heart, one spirit, one mind. And I thanked Jesus the King for what is to come.

I want for those whom I love who are bound up by all kinds of addictions to be free. Free to say “no,” free to enjoy the moment, free to be free indeed. I long for the struggle to end, for the joy to return, for peace to flood their souls. And today, as I was overwhelmed with sadness, I remembered that there will be a day when there will be no more tears, no more bondage, no more frustration. Oh come, Lord Jesus, come!

I want my heart to stop hurting when I consider so much pain all around me. But today, He reminded me of the power of the cross, and my being filled with hope. Oh Lord, fill me more and more.

I think that I want nothing more than for my children to have mates who love them as much as my husband loves me; mates that will believe in them, gently pushing them to become all that they were meant to be, never settling for ordinary when the extra-ordinary is just around the corner. But the thought of His return stirs my heart to such a place today that I realize without a doubt that I want Him even more than that.

Lord, I want You more.

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