3And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.”
This is one of my favorite stories about Jesus. This widow was poor and alone. When she brought here offering to God at the temple she gave all that she had. It was her last two cents in the world. What impresses me most is that she was all in when it came to serving God.
She was doing what she could and all that she had to give. I need to consider what that means in relation to what God has given to me.
First, my God given abilities. Am I maximizing their potential for God’s glory? God gave them to me for a reason. What is that purpose? Am I all in?
Secondly, my relationships. How am I using them to glorify God? Am I telling my story of faith in Jesus? Am I living a life that shouts out Jesus? Am I telling what Jesus has done for me and what he can do for them? Do I give them my time, my most precious God-given gift? Am I all in?
Last, consider what am I doing with the material wealth what God has given me. The widow was poor and she used all that she had as an offering to God. How does God expect me to use all that I have in glorifying Him? How do I give to those around me that have a need for what I have? Do I support good works? Am I all in?
Am I giving God everything I have?
How should I be all in with God?