You are one decision away from a totally different life!
The Gospel doesn’t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go “all in,” a term that simply means placing all that you have into God’s hands. Pushing it all in. And that’s where we get stuck―in a spiritual “no man’s land.” We’re afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. But it’s not true. The only thing you’ll miss out on is everything God has to offer. But the good news is this: if you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you!
The message throughout All In is simple: If Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing. It’s now or never. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It’s also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.
Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and Chase the Lion. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. The church also owns and operates a local coffeehouse, movie theater, and Dream Center where tutoring, mentoring, and skills are provided to underprivileged youth.