What does it really look like to trust God with everything?
The scripture states, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." (Mark 12:30).
As God calls us into a deeper relationship with Him, it seems He allows us to be tested. "Do you really love me? Then give up _________." It's a test of faith. I've faced these multiple times when God called me to something new. I experienced this when I quit architecture to go into ministry. I experienced it when I was laid off and had to wait several months before God gave me my next step. And I am experiencing it now as Laina and I have made the decision to move her to part-time so that she can be home with Kysa. We really believe it is God's best to have Laina home with her more. Kysa is growing up so quickly! However, there is a sacrifice, a test of faith. Will God provide? History and experience proves that God does keep his promises. Then why do I (we) doubt? Why do we get anxious and fearful about the unknown? God knows and God hears our prayers.
So should we give "everything" to God?
"Henry Varley, a very intimate friend of Mr. Moody in the earlier days of his
work, loved to tell how he once said to him: "It remains to be seen what
God will do with a man who gives himself up wholly unto Him." When Mr.
Henry Varley said that Mr. Moody said to himself: "Well I will be that
This is my prayer too. That I, and those who believe in Christ will follow him wholly; devoted to His will each and every day.
Everything is God's anyway. We cannot even take our bodies out of this life with us: from dust to dust. How much more our homes, finances, family, ministry, jobs... There is more to live for! We need to seek eternal treasures! People are those that are most valueable to God. If they are important to God, then they are important to me! The gospel of Jesus Christ is a treasure that claims and transforms people. How precious! Here I am Lord, send me! Right now, it's Washtenaw Community College. O Lord hear our prayers! Amen.
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