These words from Deuteronomy 6 are some of my favorites in the whole Bible, as they remind me that God wants all of me — heart, mind, and soul — and not just the parts that I decide to share when the inclination strikes me. No, with the Lord, it truly is all or nothing — either we believe that He is Savior and Lord, and will respond with love and obedience, or we don’t (and essentially place ourselves on the throne of our lives).
Even though I do not understand what He is doing, I’d much rather place my trust in the Lord than in my own judgment (which can shift with the circumstances). So I find myself contemplating what it looks like to be “all in” — holding nothing back — for God.
What do you think? And are you “all in,” too?