All In

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?


10 thoughts on “All In

  1. Your post reminds me of our pastor’s sermon this Sunday past. He talked about “swimming” in God’s Word: some stick a toe in, some wade, some jump in and out, and some do a deep dive. A friend later posted about the sermon, and asked what kind of swimming we do. I replied that I’ve been working on my “scuba license” for a while now. 😊
    I’m all in – heart, soul, and strength! Ps 73.25: Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

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    1. I love the metaphor that your pastor used, Kathy! I think it fits perfectly. I suppose we’re all trying to go deeper in our relationship with the Lord.

      The image also got me thinking about where we are doing our “spiritual swimming” – in a shallow kiddie pool, or in the open seas (where the depths are unknown)?

      You, your pastor, and your friend have definitely got me thinking. Thank you!

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      1. My dear friend Beulah always said, “We all sin. But it’s important to recognize that it is sin, and not try to cover over it, or brush it off. We must see sin for what it is, and confess it to God. God is the only one Who can take care of sin.”

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