“Please, Sir, I want some more.”
These famous, or is it infamous?, words were spoken by Charles Dickens’ character, Oliver Twist. In this part of the novel, a small boy lives at school and wants more than the supper allowed by the Board.
An uproar ensues, and Oliver will either be hung, or sent off as an apprentice to anyone, of any caliber, who pays 5 pounds for him. The bottom line is that the school would rather be rid of the child than give him more food.
How great it is that our Master always offers more!
Many times we block it, unfortunately. But more is always offered to us by God the Father.
More love, more peace, more happiness, more fulfillment, more joy in carrying out our purpose… More of the best things in life! More is always available to us!
But we must do as Oliver did: We must ask for more!
The Father knows what we need, even before we ask. However, asking opens the universal floodgates fully, releasing a deluge of abundance that we could never imagine or orchestrate on our own!
And when we ask for more, it must be with the expectation, the belief, the knowing and feeling that indeed, more does exist already. And we can have it!
Not have it to hoard, worry over, save, or keep for a rainy day. But to steward, distribute, share, and enjoy. To expand it by adding our energy, and share the expansion with others.
Because, after all, there is always enough, yes, and infinitely more besides!
God did not create us to be poor! Poverty is not a virtue. On the contrary, prosperity is a virtue, especially when the best Master ever is given the credit.
God did not make us to be poor for him. He made us to be rich in all ways, aspects and areas of life!
We can have a consciousness, an attitude, and a mindset of poverty, lack, need, and finite resources. But whom does that serve? It serves only that mindset, making it even more real to us! This is a consciousness of “evil.”
So, what if we were to change our consciousness? Transmute it to abundance, riches, prosperity, possibility, and unlimited resources? Whom would that serve? God, that’s who!
The Universe is constantly changing, evolving and expanding. And who powers it all? God does! So, when we are rich, it is to more fully manifest God’s presence in the world. We serve a great Master who wants each of His creations to be and have more!
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
–Matthew 7:7-12 (NKJV)
Now are you ashamed to ask for more?