I have titled this post “Wholehearted part 148” because it seems He has been
reminding me, no scratch that, challenging me to this thought each day of this year.
A day hasn’t gone by without me reading a devotion, a Bible verse or an article without this word or this challenge to live 100% for Him.
God has reminded me to love Him with all my heart, to serve Him with all my heart, to walk in His ways with all of my heart.
I have always tried to do this to the best of my abilities… to give everything.
But this year I am finding that God is calling me to live further into the surrender zone. The place where Jesus was when He said, “Not My will, but Your will be done”.
It is not easy. It is challenging. It is stretching. But the place that we live wholeheartedly for God’s Kingdom is where God is. It is where we find ourselves and we find God more fully.
As I write two verses from Matthew come to mind…
Mat 16:24-25 – Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If any of you wants to be My follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow Me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake, you will save it.
I want to take up my cross to a deeper level. I want to turn from my selfish ways. I want to lose my life for the sake of Christ.
I want to live in the place of wreckless abandon that says I love You Lord and I am in wholeheartedly. I want to live in the place that says I will trust You no matter what.
Will you join me?