Satisfied with Too Little

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

God has so much he wants to give you. “’And try me now in this,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it’” (Malachi 3:10, NKJV). He stands in a full storehouse, saying, “I am a giving, loving God, but so few will receive from me. They won’t let me be God to them!’

Of course, we are to thank God for all he has done and given already, but we are not to be satisfied with what we think is enough.

Many Christians are satisfied to sit in church and be blessed by God’s presence. Such people are no more than “satisfied sponges.” They soak everything up, but when God wants to anoint them for service, they limit him in their lives.

On Jesus’ last night with his disciples, he encouraged them, saying, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my Father” (John 14:12). Do we truly believe that Christ and the Holy Spirit are God’s good and perfect gifts to us? Do you see the Spirit as God’s perfect gift to you? Do you see him as all you need to live joyfully, victoriously, righteously, full of peace and rest?

We must fully trust scripture when it says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

If we really knew God and let him be God to us, we would ask him for so much more. We would reach into the heavenlies by faith, believing that God will bring down the godless leaders in local, state and federal agencies. We would believe God to help us saturate our city with the gospel of Jesus. We would stand up in faith against every weapon aimed against us, and we would be putting down satanic strongholds in our families and churches.

Our vision should be limitless. We should believe God for even greater things for his kingdom!