Are You All In for God?

All in for God

Are You All In?

Did you know that you can be a Christian but still not be all in? Being “all in” means we are ready and willing to give it our all—to go wherever and to do whatever we are called to do. In Mark 8:35 Jesus put it this way, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it“.

Most people struggle with total commitment. They talk about being “All in…” but at some point “bail out” because of what it cost to be “All in…” We all have just one life to live. We can waste it, spend it or invest it. The challenge for all of us is the same. What will we do with the time we have here in this world, what will we do with the life God gave us? Will we find our life or will we lose it?

Are you all in? Or are there parts of your life you’re still holding on to? Jesus gave it all for you—He was all in. At some point you’ve got to go “all in” for Jesus. The martyred missionary Jim Elliot said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

So let me challenge you today go “ALL IN FOR JESUS”! Going all in means putting God first in your life. God will use you right where you are. Your school, work place, married, single, young, or old! Question is will you allow God to work and fit His plan into these areas for your life?  Surrender everything to the Lord – time, family, treasure and talent – and He will show you how and what to do. When there’s nothing between you and God He will use you to do things you’ve never dreamed of.  Surrender your life – all of it – to God and go all in.  Start by –

  • asking for the Lord’s help (Matthew 7:7)

  • then allow the Holy Spirit to direct & empower you. (Ephesians 5:18) and

  • and then walk it out by faith each day trusting and obeying the Lord and His Word. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

What’s it going to be?  Are you ALL IN FOR GOD…

 

Bruce Edwards

Bruce is a pastor, speaker, Bible teacher, and consultant to pastors and churches. He has over 35 years of leadership experience in business and ministry.  As a pastor he has a passion to help people experience the abundant life provided through Jesus and is committed to teach and communicate the principles of God’s Word with clarity, simplicity and boldness. He is uniquely gifted to help churches and ministries experience “breakthrough” for greater success and impact.    Bruce has a Masters Degree in Business management and has written several books including; What’s Next, The God Factor, Just Let It Go, The Little Red Book for Parents, God is For You, The Elementary Principles of Christianity, 5 Principles of Breakthrough, The Power of Half, and others. He served over 28 years at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Senior Associate Pastor. He is CEO of Bruce Edwards Ministries (BEM) which is focused on helping churches and ministries “breakthrough” to greater impact and growth. He provides staff development training, leadership training, Church growth assessments and planning, financial assessments, and other services for leaders, churches and ministries. He and his wife have been married for over 43 years. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Acts 20:24 (NIV) is one of his a favorite verses - “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

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