Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Complete In Him

Colossians 2:9-10

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

You (and I) are complete in Him.  Complete!  When you read that, what thoughts come to your mind?

I challenge you to get in a quiet place and say, ‘I am complete in Jesus, I lack nothing.’  Now, pay attention and even write down what thoughts come to your mind as you meditate on the fact that you are, indeed, complete in Him.

What are your emotional reactions to this thought.  I have read that our beliefs drive our emotions and our emotions drive our actions.

Your ‘emotional’ reaction to this thought, more than likely, reveals your true beliefs.  If our beliefs are wrong, our emotions are wrong and our actions will also be wrong.  We will make wrong decisions based on our emotions that stem from our beliefs.

What I believe about myself, my standing with God and my true identity in Christ determines the how I ‘feel’ about myself and the quality of decisions I make.  I can continue to be caught up in a vicious up and down cycle, a sense of lack (incompleteness) or I can begin to believe, really believe what the Word of God says and thereby change my heart, my emotions and break the cycle.

I have begun reading through the New Testament searching for the Truth of what Christ has done and who He says I am in Him and what I have in Him.  I am choosing to take His Word at face value, simply believe what it says, even when it contradicts what I see and what I feel.  I have purposed to lay down lying vanities, my own opinion, possible false teachings that I have been swayed by, traditions of man and a ‘works’ mentality.  I want to hear HIS heart, the Truth, for it is only the Truth that will make me free and break this cycle.

Father God, open our eyes to who you say we are.  Let our identity be in You and You alone.  Expose the lies we have believed.  Teach us.  We humble ourselves, lay down our opinions and doctrines and want to learn only from You.  In Jesus name we pray.

Speak and Believe:

“I am complete in Him.  I lack nothing.”

2 comments:

Grace said...

Great word today, Michelle. This morning, in my private time with Him, I was praying, "God please continue to hide and protect us." and I stopped...and began to thank Him for protection. I thought, "What on earth are you praying???? Of course He is going to protect us!!!"

Michelle, our walk depends so much on what we believe, our thoughts of Him, and acceptance of all He has for us!
Lots of love and blessings to you! xo

Jenn said...

I am complete in Him. I lack nothing! Hallelujah and AMEN!