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Col2: All the Way Full

by in Soul Food

"For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority." (Colossians 2:9-10)

Do you feel full? Do you feel filled up? In focusing on our need to keep Jesus at the center of our lives this week, Paul wants urgently for us to understand we're not missing anything. Spiritually speaking, we don't have any empty spots. We don't have any lost pieces that would finally make the puzzle of our lives makes sense.

Jesus, Paul insists, was also filled up all the way. He was completely full of God. He was all of God all the way through -- in a physical, flesh-and-blood human body. And if that's not wild enough, when we became Christians through faith in Jesus we got filled up with Him.

That doesn't mean we have become little gods. It does mean that we have enough, all we need, to do what God wants us to.

Think: Are you sometimes tempted to think you're missing something you need -- gifts, age, money, experience, faith, education -- to live for God right now, today? Do you understand that you'll never have any more of Jesus than you do right now, that you have all you need to start serving Him this moment?

Pray: Thank God that as a Christian you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

Do: Read the rest of Colossians 2 to keep following Paul's train of thought.

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