Be All There

One of my favorite quotes is “Wherever you are, be all there.” –Jim Ellliot

I have always been the type of person that wants to GO! Go to a new country, try new coffee at a coffee shop (sometimes that works out, and sometimes it doesn’t, like when I chose to buy coffee with raw egg and sweet potato in it…worst…ever…). A lot of the time I like to use my GPS (even if I know how to get there) just so I can take a new route and see new things while I drive. When I see an airplane, it makes me a little bit jealous of those people inside it because I want to be on the way to anywhere! Just being in an airport gets me all giddy inside! Believe it or not, those uncomfortable chairs make me happy.

So you probably get the picture, and see why that quote really applies to me. I love having that sense of adventure and wanting to go. But a lot of the time, it can really mess me up. I can become very unsatisfied, and my attitude really gets in the way. I’m constantly having to come to God for an attitude adjustment when I’m not satisfied in Him.

I want to make this relevant to everyone reading this today…for the week of KSMC, be ALL there. You are going to get tired, be all there. You are probably going to have to do something you might not want to do, be all there. There are going to be kids that need your love, joy, connection, prayers, and so much more…Be All There. It might be easy to talk to your friend or look at your phone…but it’s worth it to be all there. And hey, God might do something in you. Sometimes when we are distracted, we can’t hear God. So devote your time and effort, and be all there with God. He’s definitely all in, so let’s join Him.

And this isn’t just for KSMC, but something to work on for the rest of our lives. To not just be content with where God has us…but to really invest and give your all. Colossians 3:23 says Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people.

WHEREVER you are, be ALL there (except maybe play it safe at the coffee shop).

Emily Saum