Almost, But Not Altogether

What kind of Christian are you? In Acts 26, Paul is giving his testimony to king Aggripa. He is trying to get the king to accept Christ. After Paul witnesses for a while, the king told Paul “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” Paul encouraged the king to be altogether instead of almost. Though Paul was talking about salvation, I can’t help but ask this question for the modern Christian. Are you an almost Christian, or are you an altogether Christian?

Too many times we are just an almost Christian. We would be faithful to read the Bible, but we can’t seem to wake up early enough. We would tell others about Christ, but we don’t want to look like a Bible thumper. We would be faithful to pray every day, but we often just tend to forget.

Does God get our all or does He get our leftovers? We should be willing to give our all to God, since He gave His all for us. He willingly gave His best while we were at our worst! Paul tells us in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ dies for us.” This means that He gave His all so the least that we can do is give Him our very best. God should get nothing less than our best.

Determine today that God is gonna get your best. You are gonna give it all to Him. Praise Him with your whole heart. Pray to Him whole heartedly. Serve Him with your whole heart, not just what’s left at the end of the day. God deserves better than your leftovers and your spare time. God honors whole hearted service. Give it all to Him and for Him today. Determine today that you will not be almost like king Aggripa, but be altogether like Paul!

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” – Ecclesiastes 9:10

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