Going All In

English Audio Version

What does it mean to leap with both feet?

Or to give it all we’ve got?

If we are resolute, bound and determined, and mean business, is that a good thing?

Will it take us to a good end?

We all have a goal out there, something that means success to us. For some it may be getting out of bed each morning. Others might reach higher, to become a governor or even the president.

Can we give up everything and still go all in?

Can that take us toward a goal that’s definable and uplifting?

If so, what are we willing to give up to reach a higher place in the plan of our life?

Luke 21:1-4 gives us an example of a woman who chose to go all in.

“Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, ‘Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.’ ”

It’s not what we give, what we sacrifice, or what we’ve suffered. It’s what portion of our blessing we’ve given back to God that makes a difference to him.

If we’re wealthy, our $10,000 check is no skin off our nose. If we have a strong back, moving a few boxes is no big deal. If we have extra bedrooms, inviting the visiting minister to stay with us is an easy decision.

Don’t get this wrong, those are good things. But we’re not all in if we give a little of our excess. It’s when our knees hurt, and we kneel before the Lord anyway, or our bank account is flat, and we still fund the visiting missionary that God knows we’re resolute, bound and determined, and mean business in following him.

Let’s get our game on. Let’s jump into Jesus all in.

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