Maybe you’ve seen the Circuit City commercial when those words are sung. I love it. That’s me. I want it all, and I want it now. I don’t want to wait. There’s not enough time. I want it now.

I don’t think I realized this until I got a phone call yesterday. Danny called me yesterday to see how things were going at River Ridge and to talk about our egg drop. He is the lead pastor of Cross View Community Church in Rockmart.

As we talked, I was reminded that I’m longing for more! I want more people to attend River Ridge. I want a family pastor to oversee our children’s ministry and start a student ministry. I want a staff member to help out with small groups and missions. I want a full band. I want more lights on when I’m teaching on Sunday morning. I want 2 MacBooks for our children’s ministry. I want a trailer to put our stuff in. I want more people to help with set-up and tear-down. I want someone to help Karen and Mark in the preschool ministry. I want someone to help my wife in the children’s ministry. I want to see 3 strong small groups. It seems like I want a lot! Well, I do.

I want the egg drop to be a huge success. I want over 500 kids to show up for the egg drop. I want the people in our community to know we love them. I want to us to give God our best in everything we do. I want excellence in every ministry area. I want 150 people to show up for Easter. I want a drama team. I want to transform the school every week into a place where people experience the presence and power of God. I want people who are attending River Ridge to fall in love in Jesus. I want people to see Jesus in me.

Perhaps more than anything right now, I want to baptize someone! I want someone to know how much God loves them. I want them to trust Jesus. I want to hear their story. I want see someone understand that you don’t have to be perfect to love God. I want to see them grow in their love for Jesus. I may want a lot, but I think my wants make God smile! I want it all, and I want it NOW.