The fullness cont.

While I was in the DR ...In between cries lol , I was lead to read about Moses making the exodus to the promise land ,which is funny because it's just one of those stories you know growing up in a Christian home. Okay so peep the scene...

Moses tells Pharoah to let God's people go...Pharaoh doesn't...petty plagues start happening. Pharaoh still says no... more plagues... bloodstained doorposts and FINALLY freedom.  Thought out this story I noticed how may times Pharaoh tried to give Moses half of what the Lord had commanded... the people can go, but the possessions have to stay etc.   I clearly felt like I heard the Lord say "don't settle for anything less than my full promise". How often do we feel like a calling is place on our lives, but we either chicken out or try to walk out the calling in our own strength? When we do this, we are cheapening the promise... it's like we're limiting ourselves to the off brand version instead of the updated name brand. I say all of this to say, Settling of half a blessing is a no no. Christ died so that we could live in fullness...NOT in the partial.