What The Lord Has Done For Me...the preacher's blog

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I want more! - Joey Ferrell

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, then He made man and blessed him with the whole of the earth.

Man wanted more...

Man soon found himself in a predicament.  The world was evil and God decided that He wanted to destroy it all.  A righteous man found favor in the eyes of God, and God blessed him with saving him and his family.  His family was blessed with replenishing the earth.  But, soon after...

Man wanted more...

Abraham was blessed with being a great man in a land of plenty.  When that land became less than what he needed, he asked God to bless him and his nephew Lot with the land needed to tend their flock and take care of their families.

Man wanted more...

Moses was called to be a blessing to the children of Israel in captivity.  God blessed Moses with all that he needed; food, water, shelter, guidance, and deliverance from his enemies.  God blessed the children of Israel with freedom from bondage.

Man wanted more...

We know that David was a man after God's own heart.  He was faithful to God in leadership, lamenting in prayer, and in leading others to Him.  Yet, David soon fell to the whiles of adultery and murder.

Man wanted more...

Solomon was a man that was truly blessed with wisdom, a kingdom, and a grand life.  He decided in the middle of his life that this wasn't enough and sought out things that were not what God had in mind.

Man wanted more...

A few hundred years ago, our forefathers left their homelands in order to find a land that they could worship God freely, and not be under law to be men and women that would not worship Him in the manner that He has described to us.  They asked God to bless them with a land that they could do such.  God blessed them with America - home of the free.

Man wanted more...

Soon, laws had to be written to keep order and discipline.  Man looked to God for guidance and asked for His blessings when they wrote such words as "freedom of speech" and "freedom of religion" and "right to bear arms" and "equality for all men."  It would seem that these things were great indeed...and could be viewed as blessings that God had allowed.

Man wanted more...

In the past century, God continued to bless America.  After all, that was the request of the God-fearing nation in their requests of "God bless America!"  Financial freedoms, government freedoms, peace in the home land, and many more great blessings.  But soon, when man got all he asked for from God, sometimes without any appreciation...

Man wanted more...

Recent years gone by, our country continued to be blessed with freedoms that many take for granted, financial blessing far above some of the famine stricken countries abroad, and the freedom to worship God where we want without fear...but...

Man wanted more...

Today...we live in a world of confusion.  A world of anger.  A world that murders babies before they are born.  A world that fights constantly.  A world that cares more about animals than souls.  A world that has taken a turn in many places to idolatry, atheism, or satanic worship.  Then, we demand in request and prayer to God..."God bless America!" And, when He doesn't (in our eyes), we get angry.

Man wanted more...

Let's go back to a length of time that has been skipped.  Almost 2000 years ago, the world was on its own.  There were faithful men and women that were worshiping God, but had no hope.  They had no hope in part because man kept wanting more.  But, look at what God did!  God BLESSED America, Africa, New Zealand, China, Russia, and all of the earth.  He GAVE His SON to be a sacrifice for our sins!  He gave us the chance of freedom.  The hope of salvation.  The faith of an eternal bliss!!!  There is no greater gift that can be given...

Yet...........

Man wants more...

Are you still wanting more?