Monday, March 29, 2010

Filled With His Fullness

Since Christ lives within, the fullness of the Godhead is in me!  
He—lacking nothing!  Therefore, I lack nothing!

“For in Him (Christ) all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete (full).” Colossians 2:9-10b

So I learn to “plug into” who I am in Christ. Like an appliance receives electricity once it is plugged into an outlet—so I will receive God’s power, God’s strength, and God’s ability to make all things work together when I plug into this truth! That all of the Godhead—the One True God—“I AM”, is working in and through me for His good pleasure. And He who began a good work in me will complete it because He is in and with me—complete with all the fullness that He is!

It is His works of grace, but done from within me!

This is such a huge concept. But so necessary that I wrap my mind around.

All of God dwells within me! Nothing is missing. This is why so much is possible! God is just waiting for me to ask, believe, trust, listen and walk out—because He is right here with me ready to go.

He doesn’t fall short—so if I believe and trust in that, I won’t either. I need to remember that God knows the plan, He knows the timetable. It is His. So what may look like falling short to me or to others is not always so. The outcome is not mine to judge as victory or defeat.

Have I listened? Have I obeyed? Have I walked or spoken or acted out the obedience? Have I believed—trusted—that God’s will be done? Then it has!

I need to begin to really grasp this now. He is building up my faith. I trust Him to do it. It is not my work; it is His—in Christ Jesus—in me!  

I understand the words of this verse, but I don’t believe that I am “getting” it all yet. But I will. I trust God and I will “get” all understanding He introduces to me. For now, I am just soaking it up.

Faith grows through experience with God. I will begin walking in faith this truth now. I will allow—even expect—my experiences to be at a higher level because I am trusting God at a higher level.

This is where the power is and where all the power is lost in the life of an average “Christian”. They believe to a point. Well, I’m moving my “point”! Or I suppose I should say God in me is moving it! :)

I believe God to be all the Bible says that He is. And I believe all of that to be in me! I will now live (and move and have my being :) out of that belief.

For He is real and He is fully real within me!