Give God Your Allby Joyce Meyer - posted January 16, 2015
Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases . . .
—Psalm 103:1–3 NIV
The tiny word "all" is used 5,675 times in the Bible, give or take a few depending on which translation you are reading. It is a small word that means a great deal, and yet we pay so little attention to it. If we read a scripture that has the word all in it and ignore the "all," it changes the entire context of the scripture. The word all takes us into infinity. Where does "all" stop? How far does it go and what does it include?
Jesus is the Lord of all. Our Al-mighty God, all-sufficient Savior, all blessings flow from Him, and He is all that we need. We frequently say that God is our all, but have we ever stopped to truly understand the impact of that one little word? "All" leaves nothing outside of God's control.
God knows all things (see John 21:17)! Don't miss the "all" in that statement. He knows the end from the beginning, so He must know everything in the middle. He also has all power, all authority; all things are under His feet, and He fills everything everywhere with Himself (see Matt. 28:18 and Eph. 1:21–23). He sees all, hears all, and is everywhere all the time. If these things are true, then why do we still worry and become anxious? Why do we get emotionally upset when we have a problem or things are not going our way? It must be because we truly don't believe He has all power, knows all things, and loves us with all of the love that exists in the universe.
How many of our sins does He forgive? Does He forgive some, most, or all? The Bible says that He forgives them all and continually cleanses us from all unrighteousness. It is one of those "all and forever-now" things. God did not put our sins off to the side so He could glance over at them occasionally; He has removed them completely (see Ps. 103:12).
Trust in Him "All" leaves nothing outside of God's control, so turn all your problems and worries over to Him. Give Him your all, and you can trust that He will be your all in all.
Praise God for all things, and he will give us the desires of our hearts!
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