My All in All

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own

understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make your paths

straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

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My All in All

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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

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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

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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

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Wendy/2013

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Here’s another verse that emphasizes the need for all:

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  ‘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)

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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?

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All Time Blessings ~ Wendy

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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).

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