Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths
My All in All
All my sins have been forgiven
All my guilt has been released
All my debts He’s paid out entirely
None but his grace saves you or me
All of my heart needs to trust Him
All my ways must acknowledge his Truth
All my ideas should submit to his leading
None of his guidance should be refused
All my circumstances require thanksgiving
All my days should be covered with prayer
All of what happens can be of benefit
None of God’s children are bereft of his care
Perhaps it is the age I am or maybe the fact that my husband and I are parenting teens
that I frequently wake up at 2:30 am wide awake.
So I turn my thoughts,
from the storm clouds that always seem ready to dump on my spirit,
to the Son of Light.
This refocusing fills me with his peace
and I fall back to sleep.
This past week the verses I have turned to are Proverbs 3:5-6
I was meditating on them one afternoon
and I noticed how the word all was used.
Considering how all-encompassing God is…
it makes sense.
There is nothing half-hearted about our Creator.
Lukewarmness is despised by God…
He is repulsed by it (that Revelation verse is so sobering).
Imagine a half-hearted suitor pursuing the hand of a fair maiden?
How about a half-hearted superhero?
Would you vote for a half-hearted politician?
I wouldn’t want a lukewarm surgeon removing a cancerous tumor from my body.
So why should God be interested in mediocre worship and service?
I am not talking about charismatic stuff – I am talking about the heart.
Here’s another verse that emphasizes the need for all:
‘Love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your strength
and with all your mind’
Luke 10:27 (in part)
I’ve noticed that his perfect peace does not fill me if I ask halfheartedly…
He answers when I seek him with all of my heart.
I needed this reminder.
I need to remember it all the time.
I guess this is where those storms clouds I referred to come in handy…
they drive me to seek God with all I’ve got.
Have you got an all-encompassing verse you’d like to point out?
All Time Blessings ~ Wendy
PS – You may be curious to check out
how many times the word all shows up,
and is inferred,
in The Great Commission ( at the end of Matthew 28).