2 Timothy 1:6-7

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline

Today at church was on the topic of being “All In”.

I ask you,  “Where are you going to be “All In” in 2016?    For me the answer to that question would change according to the season of life I was in at the time.  Young single adult, young married, new parent, parent of teen ,now empty-nester and grand parent,  all warrant a different answer.  At least when it comes to my day to day activities.  More importantly how would that be answered in the context of my relationship with the Lord and my service to Him.  As a young christian, my understanding of what that looked like was much different than it is today.  I was in the babe stage, learning, listening and soaking up the examples of those around me but it wasn’t until I embraced a personal relationship with  the Lord that I began to understand what being “All In” looked like.  I started stepping out there, studying for my self, seeing what the Lord expected of me and trusting that He would empower me to do His work. Believing what it says in 2 Timothy 1:6-7 , that He has gifted me and I am to use it.  That my human nature may be timid, but I am to step out there without fear and He will give me the power, the love and the self-discipline to walk that path that He has placed me on.  So today………I am “All In” with Him! And sharing the same love that He has given me.

So I ask you, “Where are you going to be “All In” in 2016 for Christ?

Lord I come to You today “All In”.   I stumble along, wavering in my footing, questioning my abilities and doubting my knowledge but I know that You will never leave me alone if I’m walking the path that You have directed me to go.  I trust in that!  So today, I’m moving forward, staying close to You and holding on for the ride of my life.  Lord I ask You to be patient with my family and friends.  I know that some are still in the babe stage, still learning and finding their way.  I ask that You will guide them and I pray that they will grab Your hand.  Amen!

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