Mexico 2014 Day 1: I Want More

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all that we ask or imagine, according to His power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

We have traveled far to be here; we eighteen sojourners looking to serve and love others. Two plane rides, an overnight stay in a hotel, and a three hour drive have brought us to Mexico.

There are some stories to tell to be sure.  Some funny ones that involve singing songs on airplanes.  Some amazing ones, like how we were treated to a free lunch simply because we were at the right place at the right time (you can call it coincidence, but it has the definitive aroma of providence wafting around it).  But these stories are incomparable to the ones we have yet to tell.

You see, I’m not satisfied with only these stories.  I want more.  More amazing stories of providence.  More stories that evoke laughter in a world marred with joylessness. More stories that build faith. I want more, and the crazy thing is, God has promised to give more.  More than I want.  More than I can ask for.  More than I can even imagine.

Why am I convinced He will give us more?  Is it because at two separate worship services in two separate countries with two separate teachers, who in no way colluded with one another, the same passage, Ephesians 3:20, was emphasized?  Partly.  But it’s also because I am not content to settle for small goals that are rooted in a small faith.  I want God to wow me, not only this week, but in the weeks and months that follow. 

We came to build a house.  I’m  hoping we build more; much more.

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