Have you ever driven your car with music blasting and windows rolled up? Hopefully, you turn the music down when at the stop lights or face the sneers from the persons in the car next to you because your boom box is too loud. I’m sure we all have experienced personal praise time in the car.
One morning I was driving and listening to gospel music. Yes, my music was loud, but I had my windows rolled up. While driving, I saw the words on the back of a truck that read “Expect More.” I didn’t know the product these words were advertising. I only knew that in the midst of my praise, I focused on those two words.
I don’t make it a habit to receive direction from words that happen to come across my path. In fact, I never do. But throughout the course of the day, I constantly thought of the words “Expect More.” The scripture, “Now him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20), stayed in my mind that day. Placing my hope in scripture, not on the truck’s advertisement, confirmed what the Lord wanted to show me that day.
In the following days and weeks, God began to lavish his grace upon me. I experienced more grace to withstand health issues, far more grace to forgive, exceeding grace to exercise faith over doubt, and enduring grace to withstand trials. In the midst of all my circumstances, His grace was always ready to help me in my time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Because sin is ever-present among us; God’s grace abounds to us much more (Romans 5:20). Did you catch this? Grace abounds much more.
Much of the time, we live as if sin abounds much more.
If grace is His gift to me. Why wouldn’t I accept it? Why wouldn’t I expect more?
Because human beings have limits, we have a propensity to limit God. He has no limits. He cannot be contained. God in His grace showers us with an abundance not because He has more.
He is more.
Grace is :
And grace is so much more.
“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!” (Romans 5:17).
The words on the back of the truck reminded me to expect more grace to live in the overflowing abundance of Him each day. When we put our trust in Him who is more, we can expect more.