Am I Giving My All


I want my heart to say…

                                      Nothing is holding me back from giving God my all.

But the truth is life happens. We get busy. Being a mom of busy young ones keeps me on my toes. The piles they make seem to get bigger by the second. I can clean up one mess and a mess is forming somewhere else.

I have kids to entertain and I don't want to miss a moment of that. I have a husband I vowed my heart to and a house to tend and clearly that is not going so well. My heart and my strength begin to grow weary.

Remember that little green Gumby guy you could stretch in all directions and somehow he would stay in tack. That is my heart and sometimes my limbs.

The question I keep asking myself is, “How can I give my whole heart to God?”

It is what He asks of us. To love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

I wonder if I am doing that right. I wonder if it is enough. I wonder if I am letting Him down.   

I think about God all day long. I wonder how He could have chosen me. With all my flaws, my insecurities, my lack of godly virtues at times. Anybody ever sailing this rocky ship with me?

Praise God I am a work of constant transformation.

          This is what I am working on…

I give God - me. He knows me. He knows my flaws. He knows my insecurities. He knows I am not always a woman of upstanding character. In Matthew, we are told that even the very hairs on our head are numbered.  

Yet HE chose me. If you are a believer in Christ, He chose you. Isaiah 43:1 tells us, “But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!”

So in the midst of all my human ways, I can draw on the strength and power of a living God. Because my Creator, My Lord, the one who formed me and carefully knit me in my mother’s womb, Now… He says, I don’t have to fear.

 He has called me by name. He has ransomed me. He has paid the price for me to be free from feeling like things are holding me back from giving my whole self. He says, “YOU ARE MINE.”  

He wants us in the middle of where we are right now. A mom, a spouse, a co-worker, a friend, wherever He put you, you are there to give Him your whole heart, right there. 

A wise woman recently told me, “I don’t have to worry about letting God down because I was never holding Him up.” Thank you grandma for all you’re guidance.

I don’t need to be super-human. I can’t do this journey alone. I wasn’t meant to. I can look to God’s Word and draw on the power of The Spirit and there I can be restored.

When my strength begins to fade, I can remember Psalm 28:7. The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

When my soul becomes weary, I can be sure of Matthew 11:28 Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

 When my mind begins to wander, I can be refreshed by Philippians 2:1-2 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

When my heart feels faint, I can be assured that I belong to God. Jesus said in John 14:1-3 Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. "In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

Oh Glorious Day!

Surrendering our whole heart, our whole life to God, isn’t always easy. Take heart my friend. He has gone to prepare a place for us and when He calls us home, He will call us by name.  

What will you do until that day? Will you be able to say, “Nothing was holding me back from being the one He called me to be?”  

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6 comments :

  1. Jaime,
    Love, love, love the quote by your grandma!! She is truly a wise woman. So many times I worry about letting God down...that He will be disappointed in me. Nothing could be further from the truth. I cannot disappoint Him because He sees me through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. Here's to the fact that I cannot let him down because I was never holding Him up to begin with! Great thoughts on which to start my day!
    Blessings,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you for sharing your heart. Praise the Lord that He sees us as we are - Redeemed. #lovingmyLord

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  2. Oh, I am so very glad that I was not the only one who responded to that prompt with the thought, "Umm, NOTHING holding me back, I'm just not sure that's true". I love your heart for the Lord, to give Him your all. Beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Kamea
    incrementalhealing.wordpress.com

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    1. I poured over that over and over in my head and I kept thinking, I want my heart to be there, but reality kept settling in. The truth is I want to be my best for God but I often fall short. There my Redeemer steps in and reminds me, HE Is Enough. He is always beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. So grateful that you linked with me today!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, I always enjoy reading your materials and am grateful for the link-up. #livefreeThursday

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