daily devotional

We will never know the awesome power of God until we go all-in. We will never know what was truly possible in our lives as long as we’re tip-toeing in the waters. We will never, ever reach our full God-given potential standing on the shore second guessing everything. God is calling YOU, yes you, to an all-in life. He’s calling you to dive. No more splish-splashing around in this life you have been given. It’s time to dive all-in to the life you were created for, BIG TIME!

Could everything you’ve gone through been for the purpose of bringing you right here to the edge where you’re faced with a decision to either stand there or dive in? This is where life has brought you. To the edge. Now you can stand here at the edge for all the rest of your days, peering over and wondering. Wondering what it would look like to be caught in the rush of God’s love, to be tossed in the flow of his power, to be in over your head in his grace, where your days are deep and wide and truly alive. Do you want to wonder, or do you want to experience?

Are you ready to experience what it’s like to be fully alive? Yes? Then it’s time to dive all-in!

In John 10:10 Jesus says “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus came for you so that you could have life to the full. An abundant life. A life overflowing. And what should your response be? Should it be, “okay, I’ll take just a little bit of life Jesus, thank you” or “maybe later Jesus, I’m doing pretty okay on my own”? That’s absurd! No! Jesus says girl I came so that you could have this big, beautiful, abundant overflowing life and our response MUST be, “AWESOME, I’M ALL IN!”

Literally, Jesus is asking you today if you want the BIG Life he came to give you. He’s asking you now. What is your response?

God I want it all. I want every good thing you have available to me. I want every beautiful experience you’re offering. I want every day of life. I want every sunrise. I want every adventure. I want it all.

And God says, “awesome, I want your all too.”

This is a holy exchange. Your all for his all.

Matthew 22: 37 says “You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind.” Not a little bit. Not just a piece of you. All of you. This is what God wants and this is how he has been using every single good thing and every single bad thing in your life to bring you to this place of full surrender where you will go all-in with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. Where you decide to hold nothing back.

Will you sell out for God? Will you believe with every ounce of you that he is for you and not against you? Will you believe without wavering that no weapon formed against you shall prosper so you have no reason to fear? Will you trust fully that God’s plans for you are good and you can dive in knowing if you can’t already swim, he will teach you to swim. You will not sink.

How many once in a life-time opportunities has God worked up for you and you missed it because you were too darn worried about how you looked in a swimsuit. Dang it woman, if you don’t like the way you look in a swimsuit either do something about it or get over it. How many priceless moments has God tried to gift you and you missed out because you chose to sit it out? When I was a little girl there was a running joke in our family that my grandparents would never show up for anything because there was always a cow to take care of on the farm. A cow that needed to be milked or a cow that needed to be moved or a cow giving birth. And so my grandparents were never in my life because of a dang cow.

You may not have any literal cows, but I bet somehow or another you’ve been sitting around waiting for the cows to come home. There’s always an excuse for why you can’t and so you don’t. You will regret that.

James 4:14 says “You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” This life is short and fleeting and it’s passing you by. There’s no time to waste. I don’t know how many more summers you will get. What if this is your last one? We’re coming down to the final weeks and days of summer, did you do all you wanted to do with it? What if this is your last chance to take those vacation days and create memories with your family? What if this is your last chance to watch a sunrise or sunset over the water? What if this is your last opportunity to take those photos with every single one of you because next time, not everyone will be there? I’m not saying to live in fear here, I’m saying live with this truth, life is passing you by. You only get so many chances at this thing and so many trips around the sun. You have no time to waste. You can’t afford to tip toe around in the waters of life now. You’ve gotta go all-in.

Will you make that commitment right now? Will you promise yourself that there will be no more holding back? Will you commit to taking every opportunity that comes your way and run with it? Will you say yes to life so life can say yes to you? Will you intentionally show up for every new day of life ready and willing to live it to the fullest? It starts right here. This is your chance. This morning you woke up to a new day and a new week of life. Here’s your opportunity for August 5, 2019, will you live it all-in?


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