Nothing But God
God is everything and he offers everything for us. Are we ready to fully embrace God and his promises like David Livingstone stating “Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!” Because God’s love should make us bold. Nothing can separate us from God. Not even death.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39, NLT,*)
And nothing is impossible with God. No promise of God will go unfulfilled. We can trust him and rest in his grace while living out our faith. For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. (Luke 1:37, AMP,*)
Nothing compares to God. Nothing. Nothing can satisfy us but God. Nothing. God really is everything and he offers us everything we need. But God wants everything of us too. All or nothing. We can’t be partly obedient or trust half way.
Do you see the difference? Sacrifices offered to idols are offered to nothing, for what’s the idol but a nothing? Or worse than nothing, a minus, a demon! I don’t want you to become part of something that reduces you to less than yourself. And you can’t have it both ways, banqueting with the Master one day and slumming with demons the next. Besides, the Master won’t put up with it. He wants us—all or nothing. Do you think you can get off with anything less? (1 Cor. 10:19-22. MSG,*)
God does not want everything from us just because he can demand it. God wants us to fully trust him because that will bless us. God does not want us to become part of something that reduces us to less than ourselves. That’s love spelled out for you. God wants us – all or nothing. How do we respond?
I think the decision is easy. Like said before: God is everything and is offering everything to us; Nothing is impossible with God; Nothing Compares to God. And if being loyal and faithful to God enable us to be ourselves and not to be reduced to be less than ourselves…how could we lose?
How can God be so generous, so loving, so amazing? Because he is God. Hence nothing but God will do for me. Nothing but God. How about you?
You are so generous, so loving, so amazing.
I want to surrender all of me, all of my life to you.
I want to give you my everything.
Nothing but you will do.
But you are more than everything I need.
Be praised forever and ever.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Are you ready to let God be your everything? Are you ready to live for nothing but God?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you practice “nothing but God” in your life!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]
Image courtesy of Pierce Brantley, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday and Faith Jam.
4 thoughts on “Nothing But God”
Thanks for linking up with FMF this morning. Loved your quote “Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!” Great reminder this morning.
Thanks, Rhonda, for visiting and leaving some comment love. Blessings upon blessings to you and yours!
Thank you, Mari-Anna. I love how The Message puts Luke 1:37 that “no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.” His POWER that makes everything possible. Also David Livingstone’s quote. It makes me think of St. Patrick’s quote:
“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.”
I love that prayer of St.Patrick. Thank you, Trudy. We truly are in good powerful hands. BLESSINGS!