Living ‘all-in’ for Jesus means being set free. The half-way life is the way of bondage. When we lived in Scotland our kids watched a show called ‘Thunderbirds.’ This league of defenders of the universe were marionettes masterfully guided by professional puppeteers. Their every move, even facial expressions were controlled by someone else.
Being ‘all-in’ as followers of Christ is a calling to a vibrant, abundant, dynamic life. It is the enemy who wants to control us. Where are the strings in our lives that the enemy uses to steal our joy, rob us of our peace, deny us our true identity, fill us with fear and burden us with worry and doubt?
One of the first steps in this journey from half-way living to the all-in fully submitted life in Christ is naming the strings in our life, coming against them with the awesome power of prayer, and believing that Christ wants to set us free. Jesus said it himself, “ You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free… if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8)