With Everything.

Photo by me (Lake Almanor)

"Honor God with everything you own; 
give Him the first and the best." 
Proverbs 3:9 

This verse has really been on my mind the last few weeks.  It's been haunting me, rattling my bones, digging in at the core of my heart.  To say that I am convicted by those words doesn't even begin to describe how they are affecting me.

I'm learning that I need to honor God with absolutely everything that I have, simply because my possessions aren't really mine at all.  I can't even imagine claiming them as mine anymore...  after all, what do I have that I did not receive?  He has given me everything (1 Corinthians 4:7) that I may use it all to bring Him glory.

Honoring Him with everything.  That includes the material things like "my" money, camera, phone, car, clothes computer... and everything in between.  That includes the talents and gifts that I have been given, like speaking, teaching, and writing...

It just means EVERYTHING, and nothing less will do.