Do you ever feel incomplete? Are you always searching for where you will belong, or have you become overly consumed with where you are connected. Do you put others praise above your love for the Father?
Friends, I know I have mentioned some about this before, but it seems to be a continually unfolding revelation.
Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So, you also are complete through your union with Christ, Who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:8-10
In Christ we have all the fullness of God. In Him we are complete. We don’t need anything.
Within the church there is a sub-culture that places hefty requirements to “prove” our salvation to them. There are those who follow the Hebrew calendar…which I think is wonderful…but some of them act as if those who don’t feel led to do that are not as spiritual. That’s nonsense…
So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ Himself is that reality. Colossians 2:16-17
None of us can say what God is requiring of another. We are all accountable to God separately. My husband can’t save me. My parents, kids, and friends can’t save me. Jesus saved me. He also shows me the way to walk out my daily life.
I’m not saying that I don’t receive feedback and accountability, but I AM saying that I don’t let any person decide my walk with God. It’s a personal relationship. God and me. God and you.
You have died with Christ, and He has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as, “Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!”? Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them. These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline. But they provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires. Colossians 2:20-23
Live freely within the boundaries that God sets for you. Be confident in that. Stay in line with Holy Spirit and you will always know which way to go and what to do.
One time I had an encounter that settled deep within my heart that I am complete…I saw Jesus standing next to me, then I noticed the Father standing behind Him, and the Holy Spirit was right in front of me. Then I heard God speak, “Your family is complete.”
I pray you also have a revelation similar to this and find yourself fully aware of how complete you are.