The American Dream: I Want More

I’m not content to live the American Dream. I want more. I do not desire to live my life from one video game to the next, from one movie to the next; finding fulfillment in a prime time television show does not appeal to my sense of worth and purpose. I want more.

A new car will break down; the cost of a new house will bring stress; more entertainment will simply spend the precious life God has given me. I want more. Things will break and burn; fads will change leaving piles of clothes and hundreds of dollars behind; even good health can dissipate in a single moment of tragedy. I want more.

I want to know my life pleased my Jesus. I want to love like Him because “Charity never faileth.” I want my life to be an investment into eternity by pouring the love of God into every soul I meet from the overflow of my fellowship with God’s Son. I want to look at the scars in Jesus hands and feet, the wound in His side, His thorn shadowed face, and know that my life was not a shame. I want my life to be worth His sacrifice because I am “bought with a price.”

I’m not content with the American Dream. I want more.

I want to see God’s power out-poured: His presence manifested in my heart and prayer life. I desire to see changed lives through the gospel and fervent intercession. I want to KNOW Jesus for myself.

I don’t want the American Dream. I want more.

Colossians 3:1-4
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

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