GOD WANTS AND REQUIRE YOUR ALL. HE DOESN’T WANT A PART OR SOME OF YOU. HE WANTS AND DESERVE YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION, WORSHIP, AND PRAISE. How and why should God give you His all,when you don’t give Him your all.
“You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, and with ALL your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart”.
(Deuteronomy 6:5-6 NKJV)
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with ALL your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In ALL your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths”. (Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC).
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches ALL hearts and understands ALL the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever”. (I Chronicles 28:9 NKJV).
“The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. ALL the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. The Lord has made ALL for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished “. (Proverbs 16:1-5 NKJV).
“And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul, that you may live. “Also the Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. And you will again obey the voice of the Lord and do ALL His commandments which I command you today. The Lord your God will make you abound in ALL the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the Lord will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with ALL your soul”.
(Deuteronomy 30:6-10 NKJV)
“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] All things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose”. ( Romans 8:28 AMPC).
WE NEED to
Totally (All-Out) Trust In The Lord,let’s look at and meditate on Proverb 3:5-7
Trust in the LORD with ALL of your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
In ALL of your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes…
-We cannot trust in God and lean to our own understanding at the same time. It will not work.
-Too often while we are trusting the Lord we let our own understanding get in the way.
-In ALL our ways the Lord must be acknowledged.
-God directs us in ALL things.
-We cannot be wise in our own eyes. Meaning that we must cease from our own wisdom and only function in the Wisdom of the Lord.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV).
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to ALL liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in ALL his ways”. (James 1:5-8 NKJV).
-Our job is to always to cooperate with God on His terms. We are workers together with Him, 2 Corinthians 6:1.
-Let us be lead by the Lord our Shepherd and by His Holy Spirit as we continue to live by every word of God.
+++Blessed we are and blessed we will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!