Going All In With God
What does it mean to go all in?
It means to be fully committed, to be fully persuaded.
So what does it mean to go all in with God?
It means that we are fully committed and fully persuaded that we are going to live our lives for God.
I remember being a senior in high school and a friend of mine invited me to church and hearing the message that God loved me and that message kind of blew me away because on the inside I'm thinking, wait, God loves me, but nobody loves me.
See, growing up I grew up in a very rough home and I didn't know what love was, never heard the words I love you. Never received a hug. I didn't know what love was.
I had grown up with a thought process that nobody loved me...that everybody who was supposed to love me, didn't love me.
And so when I heard that God loved me, that He really loved me, that He sent his Son to die for me personally, it rocked my world.
And I remember as a brand new Christian that I wanted to live for God, but I had no idea that I could go all in with God. I didn't even know that was such a thing. I didn't really know that I was supposed to read my Bible. I kind of did here and there, but I didn't really know what I was doing. I didn't really understand how to pray.
I thought every time I prayed that I was just talking to myself and I'm like, is God really even hearing me?
I remember being in college and we went on this mission trip to Mexico and I remember waking up one morning and it was freezing because when you're in the desert it gets really cold overnight, even though it's super hot during the daytime.
And I woke up, I was freezing. I didn't wanna get out of my sleeping bag. So I just sat there with God and it just hit me:
God really loves me!
I received a revelation of God's love like I had never had before. And it was in that moment, I decided I was going all in with God.