Have you ever thought about what God really wants from you?

ALL. That’s what God really wants. ALL.

“All means all, and that is all that all means.” -Dr. Norman Geisler

allLet me explain. Christians are called to be great-commandment, great-commission, and great-commitment people. And all three of those are all-inclusive. They require an “everybody-in” as well as an “all-in” approach to following God. It is so easy to look cool when you have done nothing. But the Christian life is an “all-in” and “all-inclusive” deal.

“When the Creator of the universe tells us to do something, He expects us to do it — now. Delayed obedience is disobedience.” -Rick Warren

Dr. Wayne Bray illustrates it this way in his book, Inside Out.

Imagine a Navy Seal diving in dangerous waters to pull vulnerable victims from a threat of a raging storm. It is unfathomable to consider that such a sacrificial servant would stop to complain about how uncomfortable it was to get water in his ears. 

Screen Shot 2020-03-02 at 12.27.01 AMWhy? He is on a mission. It’s what he’s been prepared for, the purpose for his existence. What if the call for help came to the Navy Seal and he responded by saying he would head the victims’ direction immediately after the baseball game is over. “It’s just not a convenient time right now.”

This is a ludicrous scenario, but it’s because the man’s purpose demands a particular response. It’s why he exists, the reason he has trained and prepared. It’s not just a job; it’s the Seal’s identity. You too have been called to a sacrificial purpose. When someone is lost in sin, we don’t debate if it’s convenient or comfortable to attempt a rescue. Rescue is more than what we do; it’s who we are.

The Christian life is an “all-in” and “all-inclusive” deal in at least three ways.


  • MATTHEW 22: And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind.”


  • MATTHEW 28: And Jesus came and said to them, “ALL authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of ALL nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe ALL that I have commanded you.”


  • 1 CORINTHIANS 9: “I have become ALL things to ALL people, that by ALL means, I might save some. I do it ALL for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them (ALL) in its blessings.”

Dvm5dFFXQAEY3Vr 2So let me ask you a question. What are you willing to become in order to keep a person out of hell? What is your church willing to become in order to keep a person out of hell? Charles Spurgeon said, “Consider how precious a soul must be when both God and the devil are after it.”

Disciples have moved from being a recipient of the church’s mission to being responsible for the church’s mission. But we must all work together. Remember, Judas had the best pastor, the best leader, the best adviser, and the best counselor. Yet he failed. We, too, live in a time where division is celebrated more than unity.

So, what about you?

Have you ever thought about what God really wants from you?

Is there something you need to let go of today so that you can give Him your all?

ALL. That’s what God really wants. ALL.

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