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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Complete in Him

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
—Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

         The quality of my life is determined by my attitude. I can either look at my problems as a hindrance or as a springboard to something better. Experiencing the love of Christ is the answer. And it can be too great to fully comprehend. When I know and believe that I am loved beyond my failures—when His grace encourages me not to give in but always reach for His promises, I stretch myself to walk by faith.

         I am complete in Jesus but if I don’t believe it, then it profits me nothing. Knowing what being complete in Him means is essential to my spiritual growth. When Jesus said His work of redemption was finished, everything changed. I became complete in His grace. Death became life. Fear became peace. Despair became joy. Sickness became healing. When I believed by faith in Jesus, I was reborn by His Spirit. The fullness of life and the power that comes from God, was His gift to me. 

         You can have a gift and not use it. You can have the fullness of God and not exercise it by faith. If this is the case, you live a defeated life—not only when things are hard, but when things are good. You see the negative in each event of life. But when you do believe what Jesus has given you, your attitude changes. Life is a positive event no matter what happens and no matter what anyone else predicts for you. When you experience the love of Jesus that gave everything for you, you know what it means to be complete in Him. 

         The person you were is now gone. No more bondage to sin—no more fear to ravage your life, you are free! The love of Christ is not just a story in a book. His death to sin and new life, are life-changing truths! Jesus alone has completed your life. It doesn’t matter your age. You are never too old to learn. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t fully understand it. You live by faith. Your glass is no longer half-empty or half-full. It continually runs over the top and flows into the lives of others!


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