Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, I have been made complete in Christ. Colossians 2:10 “So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” My understanding of this is that all God’s purposes for our lives are made complete in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:20 “ For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” Knowing that we can be who God wants us to be because of Christ’s work on the cross, we can consider ourselves complete in His power. We have assurances from God’s Word that our completeness in Christ is made possible by His Holy Spirit within us and through the leading of His Spirit we will be made more and more like Jesus.
Here are some verses to encourage you as you walk with Jesus each day and seek be to complete in Him: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” God’s Word teaches, corrects and trains us so we can do His good works. Seeking completeness? Stay in God’s Word so He can equip you!
James 1:2-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. God wants us to face trials with joy as they will hone and perfect our character to be more like Jesus. Do you feel your character is sagging or you are growing apathetic? Endeavor to see your trials and tests as opportunities to build your character and allowed by God to grow you up in Christ.
1 John 1:3-4 “that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.” John wanted us, as believers, to rejoice in Christ as fellow-shipping with the Father and Son brings complete joy to us and our fellow believers! Do you consider yourself a joyful Christian? If not, seek to know Christ better and fellowship with positive spirit-filled Christians. Their joy for Christ will be contagious!
Suggestion: Choose one of God’s completeness strengtheners from scripture and praise God for the completeness you feel!
- Choose a portion of God’s Word to read each day this week. (Psalm 31, 37 or 103 are my personal favorites)
- If you have a particular trial coming up this week, endeavor to count it joy and praise God for the opportunity.
- Seek out a fellow Christian(s) and praise God together in song or prayer.