I was listening to the song Pieces by Amanda Cook today and since we just finished celebrating Easter, this song really hit me in a new way. Part of the lyrics say, "You don't give your heart in pieces. You don't hide yourself to tease us." You see, God gave us everything He had. He continually gives us His whole heart. He does not give His heart to us in pieces.
In fact, He went above and beyond giving us his heart. He gave us His one and only son.
Yet, so many times we re-pay Him for that gift by hiding ourselves and teasing Him. How do we do this? We only give Him part of our lives. We say "Yes God, I'll give you this area, but you can't touch that. No, no. That's mine." "Sure, I'll trust you with my schooling but with my relationships? I don't think so." "I know you're Almighty and all-powerful, but, yeah I only trust myself to control this issue." So many times we give God our heart and our trust in pieces when all He wants is for us to give ourselves wholeheartedly to Him.
Just let that thought settle on you.
Think about all the ways that you give yourself to God half-heartedly. I know there are some areas that come to my mind.
Let this year be a year of change. As you say thank you to the Heavenly Father who sent his only son to die a terrible death so that we could be free, say thank you by finally giving those areas over to God and giving yourself to Him wholeheartedly for the first time.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter and were truly able to reflect on what God has done for us and the crazy amount of love He has for you and me. I know I have and I know he has challenged me in a new way this year to live my life for Him wholeheartedly and to give Him all of my trust, not just part of it.
|| Taylor K. Marie Rohrer ||
p.s. HE IS RISEN!!!!