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Found It! | The MORE Journal

September 22, 2011

Today was a good day. I found my “More journal.” A good friend gave it to me in August of 2009 with the most encouraging note on the inside front cover. The conclusion reads, “I don’t want the best for you, I want the MORE. The more than you can ask for or imagine!”

I lost my More journal in the move [65 days ago now]. I’ve searched for it on 4 or 5 different occasions. Each time I got more and more frustrated [I'm sure that's not the “More” my friend was praying for]! Finally, today, after another round of searching through the same boxes of books I’d torn through before, I paused to pray. I felt a strange urge to check the luggage…

Check the luggage? God is that your idea or mine? But, since I’d checked everywhere else, I figured it was worth a shot. It wasn’t in the first bag I checked, or the second one either. But, then, inside the front pocket of a carry-on bag, zipped inside a bigger bag, stored in a downstairs closet I found it, waiting to be re-discovered.

You see, my More journal tells the story of my faith adventure of planting a church in Loveland Colorado. It’s the story of my growing trust in “…Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Eph. 3:20-21

As I read through the stories contained in my More journal my heart was encouraged and my faith was strengthened. As Francis Chan said in one of his recent blog posts; “Don’t believe Satan’s lies. You who know Christ possess immeasurable power through Him. Let’s live like it.”

Epilog | If you haven’t been inspired to start a More journal of your own, I encourage you to get started today. And don’t lose it!

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