I want ALL of it! Give me ALL of it! Now!
No, I’m not mimicking a two year old who is demanding what she wants, how she wants it, and when she wants it. Although, I can, and certainly have sounded (or thought) this way far too often!
The ALL of “it” that I’m talking about is wanting ALL that God has for me — ALL that God has for ALL of us when we let God be God and follow our LORD’s loving, healing and renewing ways for our lives.
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.
O, Holy LORD, I want ALL of it! Don’t let me be foolish enough to choose none of it!
Help me to turn to You in repentance — daily, in honesty, in humility — and turn away from my sins, my wrong attitudes, my excuses, my judgments, my pride, my laziness, my yuck! Help me to rest in You, rest in the truth that You are Sovereign, You are God and I am not. Help me to rest in Your perfect care, in Your loving arms as the very little, very dependent child of Yours that I truly am. LORD, help me to want to live in the gift of of Your Salvation – in ALL ways, each and every day of my life!
Help me to quiet myself before You, LORD — to still ALL of my thoughts that do not line up with the truth of who You are and ALL the strength You have to give me! LORD, help me to quiet ALL my anger, frustration, self-righteousness, self-pity, self-focus and selfishness of any kind so that I may receive ALL of Your strength! Help me, LORD, to trust You in ALL areas of my life, in all circumstances and relationships that flow in and out of my life. LORD, help me to trust You with ALL that I am, ALL that I do, ALL those I love, and ALL those precious ones still lost or limited in knowing Your trustworthy, eternal love. Help me to trust in Your Sovereignty and Your Holiness with every thought I have, with every breath I take so that I may know and live ALL of my life in ALL of Your strength!
O, Holy LORD, I want ALL of it! Help me to follow Your loving, healing and renewing ways so that I may live in ALL the freedom of Your salvation and the power of Your strength!
May this be ALL of our prayer! And we can be sure that our Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, will give us ALL He has promised. Our God is faithful and true to His Word! Amen and Amen!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane