Icebreaker: Where do you see yourself in five years? Are you where you thought you would be if you think about where you were five years ago?

Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to teach us to expect more and ask more from God without any hindrance.

Main Scripture:

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT

Discussion: We’ve heard it said, “God wants to give us more!” What is the more we see in our minds when we hear that sentence? Is it more physically? More spiritually? What about emotionally or financially? Do we even really know what that more looks like? Can we see it in our mind or has “more” become something we just say to ourselves and to others? Sometimes we cannot see the more God has for us because we measure His ability to give on what we have done. That leaves us feeling undeserving or selfish when we come before the Lord asking for more; That little voice in our head will say, “Who are you to ask for something like that?” The answer to that is you are God’s CHILD! You are an heir to all of God’s goodness and have been given the gift of access to His unlimited resources. God’s ability to give is not limited by you or me. If He measured what we get by what we do, then there would have been no need for the cross and we would all still be trying to receive his favor and mercy. Thank God for grace! Isn’t it good news to know that God isn’t waiting for us to be good enough to ask for more, Jesus is already enough!

Q1 - If you could have more of just one thing right now, what would it be?

Q2 - How does being born again qualify us for more from God?

2 Reasons why we don’t see more in our lives

1.     We don’t know that there is more

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT

Q3 - In this scripture, who are those that love God?

Q4 - According to this scripture, no one has seen, heard, or imagined what God has prepared for them. Why do you think that is?

2. We have not defined our more.

“When they came to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.” 2 Kings 2:9 NLT

Q5: Elisha was bold in his request to Elijah. Why should we be bold in our requests to God?

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” James 1:5 NLT

Q6: God will not rebuke us for asking more of Him. Do we not ask because we’re afraid He will rebuke us? Why or why not?

Declaration: I am God’s child and an heir to the Kingdom of Heaven. There is nothing my God cannot do. When I need more, I will ask my generous God without fear or hesitation. I believe God can do more than I have ever seen, heard, or imagined. I will let my dreams run wild with faith and hope. My God supplies all my needs and wants according to His riches and glory and not according to my performance. I will come before my God with boldness! I will not let anything hold my tongue from speaking more into my life!

Application: This week identify three things that are your “more”. Write them down and keep them somewhere you can see them. Focus on them this week and study what your more looks like.

(Example: “God I want to own my own home. Give me the mindset of a homeowner.” Study scripture focused on being an owner, not a borrower. Research savings tips and strategies to get yourself to that goal!)