Growing up in Chicago, my friends often used the phrase, “GOING ALL THE WAY” to imply that a girl went as far as having sex with a guy. Now that I’m older, still single, and a follower of Christ, I’ve come to believe that Jesus wants me to GO ALL THE WAY with Him. No, I’m not talking about sex, I’m talking about my heart and my obedience.
You see, Jesus wants me to love Him with ALL of my heart, strength, soul, and mind (Luke 10:27). The Greek word for all is “holos” which means completely and It is mentioned four times in the passage. It simply means that I hold nothing back from Him. I GO ALL THE WAY in loving, serving and obeying Him.
But I’m not perfect and I know I will fail at times. I know I will want to withhold some of my affections, some of my strength, or my thought life from Him because I like it or because it feeds my own selfish gain. However, Jesus wants me to GO ALL THE WAY! He wants my actions, thoughts and attitudes to reflect His Glory. Anything in my life that does not reflect His Glory is sin and I need to confess that before God! He wants my affections for Him and obedience to Him to be consistent. He wants me to habitually and consistently GO ALL THE WAY with Him! And He wants the same for you too.
So here’s my question to you: are you GOING ALL THE WAY with Jesus or are you withholding something from Him? Maybe it’s a thought.. maybe wasting your time or energy on something that does not honor Him…maybe something you desire that He does not want for you life? If so, ask Jesus to reveal it to you and ask Him for the strength to GO ALL THE WAY with Him!
Luke 10:27: And He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all our soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself (NASB)
Lord, is there anything in my life I’m loving more than You? Is there anything in my life that does not reflect Your Glory? Lord, please reveal that to me and show me how I can honor You with my affection and obedience. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.