Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all you heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.’” Matthew 22:37-38
As a college character coach, I remember one certain practice when coach kicked every single player out of the gym. Why? Because they were doing everything he had taught us with half the heart, half the effort, and half the positive attitude. There is not a coach that would accept not being “all in” in practices or games; we serve a God that won’t either.
We can all be tempted to be partially committed to Jesus. This can include what we do on Monday-Saturday not matching up with what we do on Sunday mornings, caring more about what people think instead of what God knows, or finding our identity in what we do, instead of Christ. When Jesus gave us the greatest commandment, he was calling us to Go big in our faith, Love and Commitment in Him.
Like Jesus, when we go Big it means we are ALL IN!