Filling up the Emptiness - One Year Devotions for Women - November 17

For in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body, - Colossians 2:9

Human beings living without Christ long for a completeness that somehow they know there should be yet they sense isn’t there. They are conscious of something missing in their lives.
 
This sense of lack, of incompleteness, is a result of how we were created. We were created for fellowship with God. But as a result of the Fall, God is distant without Christ, and the unregenerate person is very often aware of it.
 
Once a person is saved from sin and filled with the Spirit, however, the “lack” is filled up with God. In every dimension of our life, we begin to experience healing and wholeness. How does this happen? When the Spirit fills our life with God’s presence, we feel his healthiness in every part of our life—spiritually, morally, and mentally. Saved people recognize that they are new creations, indwelt by God himself.
 
You can be full of yourself, full of good intentions, full of pleasures, full of ambition and drive and yet at the end of the day find yourself as empty as a drum. To be a partaker of the very nature of God, however, means sharing in the divine fullness—and there is no fullness like God’s fullness! Do you have a busy life but still feel empty? Through Christ you have been reconciled to God; through Christ you can have peace with God. You were made by God, for God. The remedy that gives health and wholeness is in God’s fullness!

For Further Study: Colossians 2:1-23 

Excerpted from The One Year Devotions for Women, Copyright ©2000 by Jill Briscoe. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.

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