More of God
By Robert (Bob) W. Jones
I want MORE of God.
I want MORE of God who is not created in my image.
I want MORE of God who accepts people who are painfully aware they could be wrong in their beliefs.
I want MORE of God who knows my infallibility and allows room for me to err on the side of mercy and grace.
I want MORE of God who is a friend of sinners and the conscience of the self-righteous and died for both. (Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 23:25-28)
I want MORE of God who allows the righteous to suffer and the unrighteous to prosper, in this life. (Romans 5:3; Psalm 73:3)
I want MORE of God who designed marriage to be for life and permitted Moses to write a “bill of divorce.” (Deuteronomy 24:1)
I want MORE of God who is a Holy, Perfect, Sinless Creator and loves unholy, imperfect, sinful creatures. (Psalm 5:4; John 3:16)
I want MORE of God who forgave those who mercilessly crucified Him and never regretted the day He marvelously created them. (Luke 23:34)
I want MORE of God who is perfectly able to accept without approving. (Luke 15:24)
I want MORE of God who is Righteous and Merciful. (Psalm 116:5)
I want MORE of God who is Almighty and Humble. (Philippians 2:8)
I want MORE of God who is Grace and Truth. (John 1:14)
I want MORE of God who has no limits and limited Himself eternally to a body with the wounds of crucifixion. (Revelation 5:6)
I want MORE of God who abhors sin’s power so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die as a sin-sacrifice and absolutely loves sinners so much that He wills that none should perish. (2 Peter 3:9)
I want MORE of God who is good and allows evil. (Job 1:11)
I want MORE of God who knows the future and has given us free will. (Ephesians 1:11)
About this Contributor:
Robert (Bob) W. Jones is a recovering perfectionist, who collects Coca-Cola memorabilia and drinks Iced Tea. His office walls are adorned with his sons’ framed football jerseys, and his library shelves, with soul food. He has served as a pastor for 36 years and has enjoyed the past 26 years in leadership at North Pointe Community Church in Edmonton, Alberta.
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