Give Until There’s Nothing Left


Photo found in our local drive. Not mine.

Let me interrupt my meme addiction for a quick sharing of today’s revelations from God through my devotion and a song that I’ve been listening to for the past few days.

This song has been stuck in my head and my heart, especially today, and I just feel that God is telling me something. The song is “Give Until There’s Nothing Left” by Relient K and the lyrics are as follows:

No one told me the right way, the right way to go about this
So I’ll figure it out for myself
‘Cause how much is too much to give You?
Well, I may never know, so I’ll just give until there’s nothing else

Yeah, I’ll give, give, give
Until there’s nothing else
Give my all
Until it all runs out
Give, give
And I’ll have no regrets
I’ll give until there’s nothing left
I’ll give

No one told me how bad I’d need You
But I somehow arrived at that conclusion all by myself
And I want all You have to offer
So I’ll offer myself and I’ll just give until there’s nothing else

I’ll give, give, give
Until there’s nothing else
Give my all
Until it all runs out
Give, give
And I’ll have no regrets
I’ll give until there’s nothing left

‘Cause sometimes it seems like all I ever do
Is ask for things, until I ask too much of You
But that’s not the way
I wanna live
I need to change (I need to change)
Yeah, something’s got to give
Yeah, something’s got to

I’ll give, give, give
Until there’s nothing else
Give my all
Until it all runs out
Give, give
And I’ll have no regrets
I’ll give until there’s nothing left
I’ll give

Point 1: Double-check when you ask

I’m not sure if everyone’s like me but maybe 80% of my prayer time is spent going through my prayer request list as if I’m looking at a shopping list in a supermarket. I know that God said that whatever request I have that is making me anxious, I can just raise it to Him by prayer and petition (Philippians 4:6). However, He also did say that we should delight ourselves in Him as He gives us what we desire (Psalm 37:4).

I know that we can never match what God can give but I think the main point here is where we are focusing. Do we always see what we can get from a situation? When we give our tithes and offering, do we focus on the gift that we will receive back and not the Giver? We’ve tackled this during the message in church last January 1 and I agree that we do need to check if what we ask for is purposeful or meaningless. Are we asking so that we can give Him back the glory, or are we asking just so that we can have more?

I know for a fact that I need to check my heart whenever I ask. I remember just last year that I gave myself the glory when the prayer of a sister in Christ was answered—just because I was the prayer partner. My prayer, thus, now is that there will be less of me and more of Him whenever a prayer request of mine is granted. Of course, I still stumble at times most of the time (humility is the virtue I need to work on the most) but by God’s grace, we can be corrected.

Point 2: Give it all…just like what Jesus did

Today’s devotion was from Luke 14 and this part was what struck me the most:

It is very tempting to just go and try to be a ‘disciple’ without knowing the cost. Jesus wants us to be sure however that we can give our all when we follow him. We can’t go for it and stop midway when we’ve decided that we aren’t really into His ministry or when we run out of time and resources.

And to carry our cross means to give up our life. And alas, this is something that I myself am guilty about. During college, and maybe until now in less doses (thank God), I’ve found it unfair that “non-Christians” can enjoy things of the world—and this includes drinking, partying, dating, speaking foul language, not worrying about committing sins, etcetera. Luke 14:34 and 35, however, show us that we are NOT to be of this world, for if we were to live the same life as non-believers, then what would set us apart? We are called to be the salt in the world—to make our lives instruments for others to see Christ.

With that, we are called to give it all—our talents, resources, time, efforts, and…

Point 3: Give from the inside out

…even what’s in our hearts. I myself am guilty of keeping some aspects of my life for myself. I often tell God that my life is His but I keep this portion of my life for myself to control. And that’s not what God wants. He wants even what’s inside us—our feelings, fears, desires, hopes, guilt, sin, and our whole heart.

We sometimes fear that there will be none left for ourselves but, as Piolo Pascual says, if we lose anything but we are in Christ, we can always start again. And really, we have to LET GO and LET GOD—not only with our possessions but even our worldly lives.

And how timely, I stumble upon Yeng Constantino’s cover of this fantastic song which just nails what God is telling me today.

Truly, we are able to live only when we give God our all—trusting only in His grace and not on what we have or what we can offer.

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If you are still reading this, there is a purpose. I believe that God brought you here to be able to read this and have a revelation from Him as well. You may be attending church/mass regularly, praying daily, and doing good deeds. But if you have never given God ALL of you and have never asked Him to be your personal Lord and Savior, it’s never too late! If you’ve constantly been worried about not doing enough, then I invite you to let go and let God.

He already died for you on the cross—yes, for all of your sins! He is just waiting for you to give your life in exchange for His. He loves you so much that no matter where you are right now or what phase in your life you are going through, He can set you free.

If you want this in your life and if the Holy Spirit is leading you to accept Jesus, I invite you to pray this prayer. It is not about a change of religion. It’s about accepting Jesus in your heart and having a personal relationship with Him.

Dear God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I need your forgiveness. I repent for all of my sins and I am sorry for the way that I lived my life.

I believe that You died on the cross to save me. And right now, I come to You to ask You to be in control of my life. I accept You in my heart as my personal Lord and Savior. I give all of me to You, Lord, and help me to live to bring glory to You.

Thank You for Your love and for the assurance that I am saved not because of what I do, but because of Your grace.

Amen.

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If you’ve followed that prayer, I do suggest that you drop me a note on Facebook/Twitter/e-mail or give me a text message or a call and we can talk about what you can do next as a new Christian :)

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