I started this post yesterday and no, this post is not about Auburn University's football program's slogan for this year ~ "ALL IN." But as I type this, AU is less than twelve hours away from being declared the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS....so, the concept certainly worked for them. As a mother of two Auburn grads, I just have to say, WAR EAGLE! Congrats.
Many bloggers start out their new year with a "word." They have included "Quiet," "Trust," and "Believe."
Mine is "ALL." It has been for a few years now, because I can't seem to wrap myself around it as I want, as I ought....probably never will, but I want to try harder. I want to be "ALL IN." I am scared and I am fickle, but yes.
A dear friend of mine starts out her year asking the Lord for a scripture verse.
Well, I have a whole devotional book filled with scripture verses that contain the word "ALL" that I have thoroughly enjoyed over the past couple of years....look forward to reading it each day. I highly recommend it:
The word "ALL" appears more than 5,000 times in the Bible. A lot to absorb.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Key verse ~ And He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, and with ALL your soul, and with ALL your strength, and with ALL your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27
Comforting promise ~ And we know that God causes ALL things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
Sweet forgiveness! ~ "You have thrown ALL my sins behind Your back." Isaiah 38:17
What love and devotion! ~ "But the very hairs of your head are ALL numbered." Matthew 10:30
Doesn't get any better than this! ~ Surely goodness and mercy will follow me ALL the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6
Jesus is my ALL in ALL. Hopefully, I will LIVE like it, and not just sing about it.... although this song is a beautiful reminder:
Now to Him.... who is able to do far more abundantly beyond ALL that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
And to you.... The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you ALL,