It is all or nothing. There is no being half saved or half lost. Jesus didn’t half give His life for our sin. No, the entire glory of God was felt through the gracious gift of the son of God on the cross, to the tomb and now risen. He deserves it all from us.
As I closed out the day yesterday there were many things going through my mind. The day began with a group of men that have my heart and who have my back. The day continued with serving along side a group of people who never tire of giving second chances. The evening was spent in a not so comfortable place but with my sweet wife and then dinner as a family. I love those times. But the day ended listening to and being part of another team that is making a difference and seeking God for even more.
What do all of those have in common? They are all in. We must be all in with our God. Here are just a few verses to drive home this point (at least in my head and heart):
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods.
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.
You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you!
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.
Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens! May your glory shine over all the earth.
Will my day and my life give all the praise and all the glory to God? Far to often the answer is no because people want the glory for themselves. It is time for God to take first place and for us to step back.
All glory to our great and gracious God!