Friday, October 7, 2011
Giving You All Of Me.
Hi everyone! Happy Friday! We're off this morning to some yard sales. :) It's been a little while since I got up very long before the sun.
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I love this song that I heard on our local Christian radio station. It really struck a chord, you know? It's All of Me by Matt Hammitt. I ask that you listen to this, because it goes along with today's post.
The song is actually supposed to be like you're speaking to your child, but when I first heard it, I was thinking, you know, this could go for God, too. We can't just give half of ourselves to God and then hope that God can somehow make it equal to all of us. We can't just half-heartedly serve God (and I say "we" because I'm guilty of doing this, too). We have to give God all of us. That's where we start.
How do we do that?
1. Our thoughts. Thoughts are a step down from actions. They're very important and they're the deciding factor for a lot of things we do (or don't do).
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
So how do we give all of ourselves to God through our thoughts? You have the answer right up there. ^^ Think about true things. Think about noble things. Think about right things. Thing about things that are pure, that are lovely, and that are admirable. Kind of reminds you have Peter Pan or The Sound of Music, doesn't it--think happy thoughts!
2. Our actions. "Duhh," you say. "That's kind of the point." Yep. But there are SO many different ways to give ourselves to God and honor God through our actions. Just mentioning God here and there and giving him credit when the chance arises, or maybe using some kind of object lesson to witness with while you and your friends are hanging out.
3. Our talents. All of us have talents (or at least one). We can very well use those talents to honor God--whether it be singing, dancing, writing, playing ball, acting, drawing, etc. Whatever it may be, you can use it to glorify God.
4. Our love.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Think about that--do you love God with all your heart? All your soul? All your strength?