Go all in. It looks good on a t-shirt. It looks good on a Christ-follower, too. Unfortunately, we are really good at half-way when it comes to our devotion to the Lord. I find myself going in spurts. I’m all in for awhile and then I get distracted. I’m gung-ho in one area, but not in another. Brandon Heath’s new song, “Whole Heart” reminds us to love God the way He wants us to…with our whole heart.
There’s a wonderful story found in 2 Chronicles about King Asa and all of Judah going “all in.” Will you join me?
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Slow down (digest smaller chunks)
- Explore a topic
- Read in context (don’t read part of the story…especially this week)
- The heart as inner man – a place where affections, will, and inclinations reside
- How God asks for our wholehearted love and devotion – Matthew 22:37
- The combination life – half in and half out
- God as our example of wholeheartedness – Jeremiah 32:37-41
- A quote from Andrew Murray – The Two Covenants
- King Asa’s story in 2 Chronicles 14-16 and 1 Kings 15
- The peace King Asa and all of Judah enjoyed because of their wholehearted devotion to God
- King Asa and the people entering into a covenant to seek the LORD with all their heart and with all their soul
- The comparison and contract of when King Asa relied on God and when he relied on other men
- How do we get a new heart that can maintain wholehearted devotion? God will give it to us!
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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch to the official lyric video on YouTube below.
Download the single by clicking the link below.
- Link to get Brandon’s Whole Heart Devotional Series emailed to you! – Brandon Heath’s Website
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