by Benjamin Munsell on April 18, 2019
There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway(s). He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, DOUBTING NOTHING: FOR I HAVE SENT THEM. Immediately therefore I (Cornelius) sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, TO HEAR ALL THINGS THAT ARE COMMANDED THEE OF GOD. While Peter yet spake these words, the HOLY GHOST FELL on all them which heard the word. Acts 10:1-6, 19-20,33,44. This is a story about a man who had a heart to do all the right religious things that he knew to do, in the hopes of finding More, of something. He didn't know what it was, but he knew More, was out there, somewhere. If you have a Heart's Cry for something More from the Lord, HE WILL ANSWER YOU, He will Fill you to Overflowing.  Most of the time His More is not instantly done. That's because He's preparing you, getting you ready, for that which He has already prepared for you, to send to you when He's shaped you to receive His More. He will Build and Strengthen you so when He does send It to you, you won't crumble under the weight of The More. His "delay" is also His Mercy and Grace, that It doesn't kill you to see more of His Glory. Seek Christ, seek More, Trust Him, Be Patient, and, Be Blessed.