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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 23: All Of Me


HE did it again.

HE took me to the end of myself,

so that HE could fill me with

MORE OF HIM.

Even though I know that GOD wants ALL of me,

I wonder if HE really means

ALL.

So I ask HIM~

"BUT GOD if I give you my ALL

then where I would be?"

And then I can almost hear

GOD chuckle

as HE KNOWS that I will be

in the SWEET SPOT with HIM

experiencing so much MORE

then I could ever experience on my own.

HIS LOVE is FREE,

and we are ALL FREE to RECEIVE it,

as HE is always offering to

LOVE me & LOVE you

with HIS ALL.

Yet don't we complicate it

because it sounds oh so simple

to just RECEIVE HIS LOVE,

because the thought of

giving GOD your ALL

makes you feel like you would lose yourself.

And that is exactly what

GOD WANTS

because

HE KNOWS us ALL way too well

because

HE CREATED us ALL

and who doesn't KNOW who HE CREATED,

better than the CREATOR HIMSELF?

Oh how I can be LOVING GOD with my

ALL

and then something happens to me

that is so

UNLOVING

that I feel like I have nothing left.

Have you been there?

And then GOD HAPPENS

because HE is the ONLY ONE

who can fill that empty space

with the LOVE that you so crave.

The sweet spot of SURRENDER.

I have been there many times

because

GOD never stops

LOVING DEEPER

as HE continually takes me deeper into

HIS LOVE

that is a running stream that never ends~

"The steadfast LOVE OF THE LORD never ceases; HIS mercies never come to an end" (Lamentations 3:22).

GOD NEVER STOPS LOVING

or HE would have never sent

HIS SON with an INVITATION~

"Come to ME. Get away with ME and you’ll recover your life.

I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with ME and work with ME~

watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with ME and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

(Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)

And then you hear yourself chuckle,

because WHO really

offers such an INVITATION.

BUT what does LOVING cost?

NOTHING for us

BUT it cost JESUS HIS ALL.

GOD asks for NOTHING,

but ALL of you

so that you can become

ALL that HE created you to be.

I am not who I was

and tomorrow I won't be who I am today

because

my GOD will not let me stay the same

because

HIS LOVE runs so deep

that is unfathomable

that it never dries out,

especially when we get to the place

when we get dried out,

when we get to the end of ourselves~

THE SWEET SPOT

that becomes a welcoming well

where

GOD'S LOVE

spills out and fills

it to the top.

And then you wonder why

you ever questioned

who you would be

if you gave your ALL to GOD.

Because

why wouldn't you give

GOD your ALL

when you & I are

"THE ONE YOU LOVE"

(listen to the song below)



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