A song about being made whole in Jesus filtered through my headphones on my walk and pray this morning, then struck me with a thought. I love these moments of clarity that come from worship and communion with God. Here is what captured my attention: If we are made whole in Christ, why do we walk around like halves, quarters, eighths, and even smaller? Perhaps our challenge is to believe that we are truly “complete” as it says in Colossians 2:10, “and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;” (NASB).
The NIV translation says, “in Christ you have been brought to fullness.” The Greek word for “complete” can also mean supplied. Makes me think of equipped. It all makes sense when you think of it in the terms that Christ lives in us. We are filled by His Holy Spirit and are not only under His rule and authority but walk in that same power and authority (Eph 1:19-20, Luke 9:1-2) because of Christ’s death and resurrection on our behalf.
We are not only saved but empowered to do all Christ did and more (John 14:11-14).
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
As my trust grows, so does my belief. This is not the feel good Christianity that says just believe it and it’s yours. This is believing Jesus and what He spoke as truth.
And living it.