All Of Me

I woke up with echoes of Matt Hammitt’s song, “Your Gonna Have All Of Me.”  The song was written when pain and love collided after his son was diagnosed with the congenital heart condition, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. And. It’s our declared commitment to God, to give everything, holding nothing back to the One who took on our pain in this world, revealing a love that won’t die or let go:

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. 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).

The revealed all-powerful love of God through Christ is beyond our full understanding.  It’s worth meditating on, discovering the power of endless love.

Regardless of the condition of our heart, even when it’s filled with doubt, desperation, or darkness, all of Christ’s love is for us, declared centuries ago on the cross when our pain intersected with His love; it was as if He said: “You have all of me.”

Yet. There’s a difference of wanting to believe and actually experiencing all of Christ. It comes down to a choice to trust Christ has not and will not hold anything back from us. And. When we give all of ourselves to Christ, when we enter into the reality of all of Him, we are freed from all of the power and pressure of the pain that produces fear and worry.  But.

I must be honest , I’m still learning about the power of giving all of myself to Christ, living fully present in all of the Love that intersected with all of my pain, freed of the power of all fear and worry, hearing the divine promise: “You have all of Me.”

Ordination May 2009 at Salem First Church of the Nazarene . . . You have all of me.

Day 14 of 40-days of intentional gratefulness:  Grateful to give all of me to the One who has said:  You have all of Me.

Learning to Kickstart each day with gratefulness,


(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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