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The Joy of Completion?

John Barnett

The dictionary defines this word complete as:

com·plete adj., = Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; Having come to an end; concluded.

In our spiritual lives God says that we are "complete in Christ" (Colossians 2:9).

Colossians 2:9-10 "For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power." NKJV

The word Paul used for complete is pleroo which means "full or filled to the full."

A reverent lifestyle can only flow from Christ. That is the one amazing spiritual truth we'd all do well to ponder, until we started realizing that: God wants to overflow into our lives through Christ all we need for living the lifestyle of godliness.

We know that, believe that, rest in that—and then often feel so incomplete on a day-to-day basis.

Have you ever felt less than ‘complete'? Are their parts of your life that you are unsure about what it is exactly that God wants for you? Anything that is important to God, and that involves how to live our life - He has clearly expressed in His desires for us.

Anything that God desires for us to know and do—He has written down and given to us.

Taken from "A Lifestyle Representing God" by Discover the Book Ministries (used by permission).

Originally published August 23, 2010.