God wants all of our lives!
February 21, 2017, 2:06 PM

For a long time, I thought giving God most of me was good enough. I thought since I prayed, attended church and would attempt to do what is right, that was enough for God. The reality is God wants all of our lives, not just a part of it. “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30.

What does it mean to give God your all? It means to stop clinching your fists and to stretch out your hands to God. For a while, I put things, people, relationships, and career over God. I thought if I was a little obedient, I would still receive the promises of God. But, when God says obey, He will not settle for partial obedience. Is there an area in your life where you have not been in full obedience? When you decide to give God your all, it requires surrendering every area of your life to Him. Even when it does not make sense, we must obey Him.

I love the story in the Bible that speaks about Abraham preparing to sacrifice his son. As soon as he prepares his son for sacrifice, God exclaims, “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” He said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son” Genesis 22:12. The angel of the Lord proclaimed, “I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars...your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me” Genesis 22:17-18. God provided the sacrifice Abraham needed and the poured out a blessed him for his obedience. God is no different in our lives. The moment you follow Him, surrender, and are obedient, God meet our need and blesses.

This is my Prayer: God help me to be obedient, in all areas of my life, not just part. Lord forgive me when I try to take short cuts in my walk with You. Holy Spirit give me direction and reveal what steps I need to take to become more like Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.