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I Give My All ♥

Jesus said, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to God what is God's." (Matthew 22:21)

But what is God's in the first place? 
The answer is found in Psalm 24:1.
"The earth and its fullness belong to the Lord, the world and all that dwell in it."

When we give to God what belongs to God, nothing else is left for anyone or anything. Because everything belongs to Him.

Watch this video to help you understand this truth. :)

Give to God what is right, not what is left. And what is right is everything

The fifth talk of the Christian Life Program is entitled "The Christian Ideal: Loving God." The gist of the talk is this: Loving God must be our highest ideal - our ultimate GOAL. It's just amazing how God has planned it to be that way. I only got to realize this when I read the minutes of the last MMC meeting. Kuya JQ shared a whole new meaning to the word GOAL, that is Giving Our All to the Lord. True enough, our ultimate GOAL is to love and to love God is to love Him with all our mind, heart, soul, and strength - that is to give Him our ALL - all our strengths, weaknesses, dreams, frustrations, victories, defeats, hopes, fears.

There is no other way.

Fr. Benedict shared a certain spirituality of leadership: always wanting to please God; recognizing that everything that we do is just a response to His initiative, an act of giving back out of an experience of His deep love.

God's love for us is undeniable that's why we say yes to Him, that's why we are willing to go.

Sometimes we may question our very act of serving the lord. In my quiet moments, I sometimes hear myself ask, "is it all worth it?" There are times when I feel like I've given too much already, probably more than everything that I have. But when I come before the Lord and present to Him my everything, I am reminded that my everything is still nothing compared to His greatness, nothing compared to everything He has done for me, everything He has given me. Then I am humbled, and all the more convinced that indeed, there is no other way but to give not just my very best, but my everything to God who first gave me His everything.

I am willing to obey, I am willing to be sent. I am willing to go. I am willing to give everything. Because I love. Because He loved me first! :)

"She gave from her poverty and put in everything she had." (The Widow's Mite. Mark 12:41-43.)

Bless my life, take away the shame
Allow me to experience Your most amazing grace
Fill my heart, it's empty and frail
Make me whole again, Lord
Mend my broken soul

I offer my life to You, Lord
With all my strength I worship You

And I give my all (Take me as I am)
I am Yours, oh God (lead me to Your arms)
And I give You praise (I rejoice in You)
'til the end of my days I give my all

You gave Your all, unworthy as I am
You have died for me, Lord and now I am free
You're the only reason why my heart leaps for joy
I give You back the glory
Lord, mold me and use me
I offer my life to You, Lord
With all my strength I worship You

And I give my all (Take me as I am)
I am Yours, oh God (lead me to Your arms)
And I give You praise (I rejoice in You)
'til the end of my days I give my all


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