All in: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life
Half way is no way to live! Quit holding back. Quit holding out. It's time to go all in and all out for God. If Jesus hung on His cross for us, the least we can do is carry our...
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Half way is no way to live! Quit holding back. Quit holding out. It's time to go all in and all out for God. If Jesus hung on His cross for us, the least we can do is carry our cross for Him. And the good news is this: If you don't hold out on God, God won't hold out on you. In reality, no one has ever truly sacrificed anything for God because the eternal reward always outweighs the temporal discomfort. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you. All In is filled with Mark Batterson's unique and unforgettable stories, as well as compelling accounts of biblical characters, like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and even Judas, who will challenge you to surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ. Batterson writes, "When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? That faithfulness is holding the fort? That playing it safe is safe? That there is any greater privilege than sacrifice? That radical is anything but normal. Jesus didn't die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous."
The Gospel costs nothing. You can t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift which is compliments of God s grace. It doesn t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go all in, putting all that we have into God s hands. And that s where we get stuck in spiritual no man's land. We re afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It s not true. The only thing you ll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: if you don't hold out on God, God won't hold out on you. Readers will find Batterson s writing filled with his customary vivid, contemporary illustrations as well as biblical characters like Shamgar and Elisha and Jonathan and ... Judas. No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didn t give back to God. What we didn t push back across the table to Him. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out. The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It s all or nothing. It s now or never. Kneeling at the foot of cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It s also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you. Batterson writes, For many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasn t. I had invited Jesus to follow me. I call it inverted Christianity. And it s a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. That s when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? It s a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. "
Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, The Grave Robber, A Trip around the Sun, and If. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC. Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.