I have been participating in two different things this summer- the Bold in the Soul challenge through Revelation Wellness. Here is their description of it: Rally yourself and your communities and share with us what makes YOU #boldinthesoul. This can be anything from a physical character trait about yourself, a soul trait that God has given you like integrity, generosity, optimism, OR you can simply share God’s truth. Be as creative as you like—get BOLD and let the world know what makes you, YOU!
(Take a picture of yourself using your WARPAINT (a.k.a. sharpie marker, or whiteboard marker) to write, either on yourself or a piece of paper, your word(s) that share your #boldinthesoul statement for that day.)
and also I have just started an online study using Lysa Terkeurst's book Uninvited. I have had the book for a while and had actually started it. I was also reading another book so I put it down for a while and then this study came along.
All that to say- since June 1 I have been putting on my warpaint on a daily basis- sometimes it's on my arm/hand and sometimes it's on a sheet of paper. This morning as I was running I was thinking of words and then a song came on (at the end of post) and this phrase popped up- I'm all in. And it hit me- that was my word for today- then I came home and started journaling and read Uninvited and also some scriptures about what that word meant to me.
All In- Goes to the commandment to Love the Lord with ALL your heart, ALL your soul, ALL your mind, and ALL your strength. Not a portion- but ALL!
ALL in exercise- I have always heard that you get out what you put in. If I am putting in partial effort then I will get partial results. If I go ALL in and put forth all of my effort then my results will show that.
ALL in relationships- If I am not fully invested in my relationships- whether family or friends- then I am not all in- and that can make or break that relationship. It will either flourish and grow or it will die.
ALL in Christ- To go along with my Uninvited study that talks about Living Loved- I can turn this into Always Living Loved in Christ. This comes down to a simple truth. Christ loves me- and I need to grasp the fullness of His love to truly grasp the fullness of God. If am ALL in Christ then that will show in my words, my actions, my heart and my life.
It's time to go ALL in!