30 Nov Complete in Him
There are some verses of Scripture that are so outstanding they jump off the page yelling, “Look at me. Memorize me.” Colossians 2:9 & 10 are two of them. Paul wrote, “For in him (Christ) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in him . . .” Jesus is fully God. Hebrews 1 tells us Jesus is the exact representation of God and all the worlds (plural) were created by Jesus. Then Paul adds we are complete in Him.
There is no character defect that He cannot repair. There is no deficiency of character that He cannot supply. There is no sin He cannot forgive. There is no lack of personality that He cannot add to us. There is no skill needed that He cannot provide for us when we need it. Every excellence can be developed in us by the indwelling of His Spirit. We are COMPLETE in Him. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
What is so exciting about this is we need never to be ashamed of what we are. We can come boldly before His throne and request what we need and then not worry about it. When we need it, it will be there. We don’t have to beg. We don’t have to nag Him. We don’t have to remind Him of our need. He knows everything. He knows we asked. We don’t have to exhibit all the gifts all the time because we don’t need them all the time. But they are there and He knows the precise moment when we need them. This is trusting in Him. This is knowing that with Him in us life is and will continue to be a growing experience.
Written by Roger Bothwell on November 30, 2010
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