More than all the riches this world can afford
More than all the power I can find
More than all the glory man may cast my way
I need Jesus more
More than all the wisdom I can yet attain
More than all the knowledge I could gain
More than all the things this world can offer me
I need Jesus more
He gives me life and hope
He gives me peace and joy
He gives me grace abundantly
He gives me pardon for my sin
He gives me life so deep within
There is nothing I would not give
To have Jesus more
There is so much I have to learn. So much I want to know. So much I can yet attain if I would just spend more time with Him. He is the source of all knowledge and wisdom, the source of all that I could ever want. It is not the riches or fame of this world that will satisfy the human soul. It is not attaining great fame that will bring me pleasure in this life. Many have walked that road and failed to accomplish the one thing that all desire – happiness and contentment. That is what the human soul longs for more than anything else. We try our drugs, alcohol, sinfulness, power grabs, riches attained and all those other worldly things but in the end they do not bring these two things. They only bring a desire for more in us. There is never enough to fulfill our lust for this world and for satisfying the flesh.
Desiring more of Jesus is different than desiring the things of this world because He is the source of all things good and right. In Him we can find contentment even though we still seek to know Him more. In Him we can be blessed even though we do not have the trappings of this world’s wealth. Indeed, we are much opposite to that. When we have more of Jesus, we are poor in spirit, we mourn, we are meek, we hunger and thirst for righteousness, we are merciful, we are peacemakers. When we have more of Jesus we do for others as we would want them to do for us. We do not have to satisfy this earthly flesh, but have a much higher calling to please Him. More of Jesus is truly the place of blessing and contentment for our lives.
Philippians 4:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.