“I’m all in.”
That’s a phrase that you hear every so often today. It’s used when a person has committed themselves to a task. They might say “I’m all in,” meaning, I want to be a part of this. I’m making a commitment.
Question for you; What are you “all in” for? What’s important to you? What will you re-arrange your schedule for?
Lots of people are “all in” for their favorite team. We wear shirts with our team logo.. we will buy tickets to see our team play. Others are “all in” for a civic group. Others are “all in” a hobby. Years ago, I read about a man who loved movies. He had seen LOTS of movies. That’s ok.. but I found myself thinking, “He has wasted LOTS of money and time seeing some bad movies.
What about you? What are you “all in” for?
The Bible says in the book of Exodus that God caused the death angel to pass over the land of Egypt and took the lives of the firstborn of the Egyptians. Then, the scripture says, God told Israel “Dedicate to me every firstborn among the Israelites.” The firstborn were required to remind Israel what their freedom cost. Years later, God would set apart the Levites as a replacement for the firstborn.
When we decide to follow Jesus, we are giving our lives to Jesus. We are committing to the Christian life. We are saying, “Lord, I”m all in.”
All of us have something that we are “all in” for. Everyone is committed to something. Many people are committed to themselves.
Today, the Lord is inviting all of us to be “all in.” To commit to following Christ.
There is an old hymn we sing that goes;
“I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus.
I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, No turning back.”
Then, the song says…
“Though none go with me, I still will follow;
Thought none go with me, I still will follow.
Are you willing today to be “all in” for Christ? Maybe the Lord has been calling you to step up in commitment but you have been holding back. Let’s each one of us determine to be “all in” for Jesus. Living for Christ is one of the greatest decisions you will make.
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