Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My All in All


A little word with just three letters.

A little word that has me truly wondering if I believe all is all.

Do you believe all is all?

Does all continue on?

Is all completely inclusive?

Chapter 13 of Eat the cookie…buy the shoes is titled My All in All. In this chapter Joyce talks about Jesus being the Lord of All. God being Al-Mighty, all sufficient, that all comes from Him, and that He is all we need.

But friends please join me here today and truly ask yourself some questions.

Have we stopped to understand that little word, all?

For all leaves nothing outside God’s control.

As long as we believe some things are out of God’s control we cannot have a proper soul vacation because there will be something for us to worry about, try to figure out, be upset about, or try to control and change. (pg 139-140)

Something for us to worry about

  • Health. Finances.

Something for us to try to figure out

  • Ministry.

Something to be upset about
  • A broken fence, car or relationship.

Something to try to control and change
  • A church, a relationship, a ministry.

God knows all things.
If I truly trust and believe that statement above, then I need to be living life to the fullest and celebrating the way He intended me too.

God knows all things.

For this includes the big and the small.

The Subaru needing to go the mechanic. That brothers can only spend so many minutes in the back of a hot car before they need to ‘reach out’ and touch each other. That a momma driving a hot car is full of hormones, emotions, headache and can only take so much before she needs a nap!

God knows all that came into yesterday. He knows all that will come into today. Nothing surprises Him. We need to find peace in knowing He knows all. And when we find that peace, we need to live there.

There is such beauty in finding out that we are nothing and He is all. For when we truly find it, we see just how amazing He is. We come to see Him work in us and through us.
For when we find Him, and know that He is all, then everything else become so les important. Our focus changes. All becomes bigger and worry becomes less.

There is a place of rest designed for each of us. It’s found in knowing that
He knows all.
He hears all.
He sees all.

He is all.
May we seek this all. May it become all inclusive. Our minds, hearts and actions all wrapped up in Him.

Our All in All.


~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

HE is my all in all! HE is all period! Amen Nichole. Happy Wednesday.

From the Heart said...

Yes, God is my all in all and I'm so glad He knows all, sees all and hears all. I trust Him completely.
Blessings, AE

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

So thankful that He is my all and all even when I lose sight of it.

Kimberly said...

Such a great reminder. :) I can so easily let it slide off of my tongue, "He is my all in all"...but then my actions, my attitudes, do they truly reflect what I have said?

A good heart check, sweet Nichole. A great thing to stop and remind my heart of...that He IS my all in all. That He IS all I need. And then His peace can wrap me up like the softest and most comforting of blankets. :)

My Army Brats and Me said...

He is my ALL! Love ya:)

My Army Brats and Me said...

in all in all in all in all!!! See you very soon:)

Cindy said...

You have no idea how many times I have attempted to sit down and read the past two posts...but 'interuptions' happen.
To sit, rest and be refreshed in the Lord, aahhh what a treat that would be. I never seem to allow those moments. Life is filled to the brim with "WHAT?" just stuff.
The worries of these days have eaten my joy this week...hmmm...time to sit.

These are wonderful posts, only wish I had the ability to listen and do:)

Irritable Mother said...

Ah, yes!
Do you know the song, Draw Me Close?
The chorus says ~ You're all I want, You're all I've ever needed, You're all I want. Help me know You are near.
I think of the 'all' in those statements and consider them to mean ~ You're everything I want, You're everything I've ever needed, (therefore) You're the only thing I want...
HE is my all - my everything and only thing.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Amen! Oh may I give God my all to be used in all the works of His precious hands.

Runner Mom said...

This little word is truly a big word when it comes to trusting and believing our God! Great post, sweet friend!