Giving Jesus “ALL” we have

Giving Jesus “ALL” we have

written by mercy

We all like to receive and get things, but as the saying goes “It is much better to give than to


That is not only a saying but it’s from the Bible In Acts 20:35b. Do you know how

important it is to give? But we can’t always be giving and never receiving, we should want to

receive God’s blessings for our lives.

Do you give to others? More than that, do you give to

Jesus? your tithing, your time, your heart, your all? I want to share with you some examples

Jesus said about giving our all.

Let’s first look at Mark 12:41-44 “V41And Jesus sat over against

the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were

rich cast in much.

V42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites,

which make a farthing.

V43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily

I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the


V44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that

she had, even all her living.” Have you ever given Jesus your last dollar? your last quarter? If

you have, you’ll find He will bless you. Let’s continue and look at John 6:1-15 “Jesus feeds the

five thousand.”

“V1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of

Tiberias. V2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did

on them that were diseased.

V3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his

disciples. V4 And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

V5 When Jesus then lifted up

his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy

bread, that these may eat? V6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he

would do.

V7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for

them, that every one of them may take a little. V8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's

brother, saith unto him,

V9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small

fishes: but what are they among so many? V10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now

there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

V11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples,

and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

V12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain,

that nothing be lost.

V13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with

the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had


V14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, this is of a

truth that prophet that should come into the world. V15 When Jesus therefore perceived that

they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain

himself alone.”

In Ruth bell Grahams book “Just give me Jesus” Ruth said: “ Jesus

accomplished the miracle with this formula” The disciples gave it all; Jesus took it all; God

blessed it all; Jesus broke it all;

Jesus supplied it all; the disciples gave it all; and the entire

multitude was fed.” Look at how Phillips reaction to Jesus’ question “It would take almost a

years wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” Phillips answer was like it’s

impossible to feed them.

But Andrew was more hopeful and offered Jesus what he found, five

barley loaves and two small fish, but he was still skeptical of it not being sufficient for so many


It was sufficient when Jesus gave thanks and broke the bread and broke the fish. Do

you give thanks to the Father before you eat? Thanking Him for providing and nourishing your


Let’s move on to 1 Kings 17:7-16 “ Elijah and the widow at Zarephath” V7” And it came

to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

V8 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, V9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which

belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to

sustain thee.

V10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the

city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said,

Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

V11 And as she was going to

fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. V12

And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a

barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and

dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

V13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear

not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto

me, and after make for thee and for thy son. V14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The

barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD

sendeth rain upon the earth.

V15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and

she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. V16 And the barrel of meal wasted not,

neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

” Wow! The woman obeyed and gave “ALL” she had left because Elijah told her what the Lord,

the God of Israel said. When the woman did it, God blessed her and her family by not letting

the flour be used up and the oil not run dry until the Lord sends rain.

That story reminds me

about Corrie Ten Boom. When she was in concentration camp with her sister, she some how

got a hold of a small bottle of liquid vitamins and every day she’d put a drop on her sisters

and her bread and ended up more than 25 people got a drop of the precious vitamin liquid,

just like the woman with the oil and didn’t run dry and the flour that didn’t get used up!

Look how much Jesus multiplies that blessing, abundantly! to the full! More than we need! Let’s

look at a similar story in 2 Kings 4:1-7 “The Widows oil” V1”

Now there cried a certain woman

of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead;

and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto

him my two sons to be bondmen.

V2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell

me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the

house, save a pot of oil.

V3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours,

even empty vessels; borrow not a few. V4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the

door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set

aside that which is full.

V5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her

sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out. V6 And it came to pass, when the

vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her,

There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

V7 Then she came and told the man of God.

And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.”Now

I bet she would be pretty rich after selling all that oil.

She also obeyed God by fetching the jars

and shutting the door, pouring the oil which kept flowing, so she was blessed and was able to

pay her debts and still had an abundance to live on after paying.

As you can see, these women

gave “all” they had in hope that their God would supply their need, they wholly relied on God’s

word and gave and because they did they received in abundance “blessings”.

Is God asking

you to give Him your all? When you do give all you have, trust God to supply all your needs!

Philippians 4:19 says “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by

Christ Jesus.”

There’s a song that describes us giving our all to Christ called “Is your all on the

altar.” V1 You have longed for sweet peace, And for faith to increase, And have earnestly,

fervently prayed; But you cannot have rest, Or be perfectly blest, Until all on the altar is laid.

V2 Would you walk with the Lord, In the light of His word, And have peace and contentment

alway? You must do His sweet will, To be free from all ill, On the altar your all you must lay.

V3 Oh, we never can know What the Lord will bestow Of the blessings for which we have

prayed, Till our body and soul He doth fully control, And our all on the altar is laid. V4 Who

can tell all the love

He will send from above, And how happy our hearts will be made; Of the fellowship sweet

We shall share at His feet, When our all on the altar is laid. Chorus: Is your all on the altar of

sacrifice laid? Your heart does the Spirit control?

You can only be blest, And have peace and

sweet rest, As you yield Him your body and soul.” Amen what a powerful song, It was written

by Elisha A. Hoffman in 1900.

How can we attain these blessings if we don’t surrender them

to the Lord? Romans 12:1-2 says “V1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,

that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your

reasonable service.

V2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the

renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will

of God.” So, I ask again, are you fully surrendering your all, every day, every minute? Are you

truly giving all to follow Jesus?

Are you allowing Him to take control of your life? When you

are tempted just stop, bow your head, pray, Do it Jesus way! Think what would Jesus do

(WWJD) I usually pretend that Jesus is sitting beside me, so if it’s something He shouldn’t see;

we shouldn’t be doing it, besides that’s not giving Him our all, that’s being selfish.

Look at

Christ, He gave us His all to the Father, He gave the Fathers will, He let the Father take control,

He “completely” and “wholly” surrendered His “ALL” to His Father! Shouldn’t we also do the

same for Christ? Giving our “ALL” so others can enjoy a loving and forgiving Father and to

show others Christ in our daily walk (living) what Christ does in our lives?

Won’t you give Him

your all today? Give Him your heart, give Him your health, give Him yourself!! Like this young

boy who never been to church before, He didn’t have anything to give to God, so he took the

offering plate and stepped inside and said “I don’t have anything to give, but I give me”!

Here’s a song called “All to thee” by Richard D. Baker 1966 “I have heard the voice of Jesus

Calling clearly Follow me; No one else would ever promise life eternal and so free. Tho'

unworthy of salvation, Jesus sought me for His own;

On the cross He died to save me, Now I long to make

Him known. Only Jesus is the answer For the happiness we seek; He alone can lift life's

burden, And give strength unto the weak.

All to thee, I give my all to thee, All to thee, thine

only will I be; All to thee, O Christ of Calvary, My prayer shall ever be, my all to thee.” My dear

friend, stop trying to give your all to the world, stop feeling empty and unsatisfied.

Give Jesus your all and you’ll be filled with life and joy and peace. In Mark 8:34-36 Jesus says

this “V34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto


Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

V35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake

and the gospel's, the same shall save it. V36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the

whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Give Jesus your “ALL” today! Amen