Archive for the ‘Fulfillment’ Category


Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Day 277

“And you have been given fullness in Christ,
who is the head over every power and authority”
Colossians 2:10

As a child of God, just as Jesus was fully God, you are fully complete in Him. Think about that. You are completely saved. Nothing lacks in salvation.

This is a very powerful statement. There is nothing lacking in your salvation. Everything you need has been given to you. You are fully equipped for your life. Peter bears this out when he says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). Everything.

He is the head over every power and authority. There is nothing you will encounter in life that Christ does not have supremacy over. You need not rely on the world system. You need not be concerned about tomorrow. Christ is in control. You are His.

“And to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God”   Ephesians 3:19


Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Day 267

“Have we not all one Father?”
Malachi 2:10a

All people are God’s offspring, even the wicked and unjust. His Fatherhood applies to everyone because we are created in His image. He is the Father of spirits and each person’s spirit will return to Him in the end. Matthew tells us that God makes the sunshine on both the evil and good and He sends the rain on the just and unjust. Our Father is a true Father and in love exercises His Fatherhood over all.

This leads to an interesting revelation: our Father has planted eternity in every person’s heart and mind. There is a divinely implanted sense of eternity that brings a longing for God. We long for the eternal in the universe. However, everyone is born separated from God. Fulfilling that longing with the world and other things will not bring satisfaction. Your purpose is only found in Christ; He is the way, the truth and the life.

Now that you know Christ, you can introduce Him to others as your friend, a friend who can fill that longing in their spirit.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time; He also has planted eternity in men’s heart and mind [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun, but only God, can satisfy], yet so man cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end”
Ecclesiastes 3:11, Amplified


Monday, July 5th, 2010

Day 124

“The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love”
Psalm 147:11

God is the all-satisfying end of our longings. Our fulfillment is in Him and Him alone. For many though, it is they who are the center of being a Christian. It is what God does for and gives to them that have the focus. To be sure, we are thankful for our salvation and His gifts, but maturity brings us to a much greater fulfillment in Him.

The gospel is one of grace and it brings glory to God. When we recognize that we had nothing to do with our being His child, except to come home, and that God gave us His love freely and not because he was obliged or had to, we enter a new understanding of who He is and His great glory. He then becomes the center of the gospel, not us, and His glory is exalted on high.

“They love to make their boast only in the Lord [1 Corinthians 1:31]. This is to be our true state – to boast and take delight in the Lord. We love God for who He is and not what He does for us. This brings us a rest and whether we are in good health or sickness, joy or tribulation, we are steadfast in our delight in the Lord. God then becomes the beginning, middle and end of all that we do in life. He is our All in All.

“From him and through him and to him are all things;
to him be glory for ever and ever”


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Day 102

“Blessed is the man You choose, and bring
near You, to dwell in Your courts”
Psalm 65:4

Have you ever thought about this? We are ‘blessed’ by God! Usually we are blessing God, but this is the reverse. It is very prevalent in the word. It was the foundational teaching of Jesus when He cited “Blessed are the . . . ” and cited the many instances of how we become ‘blessed’ in Him. Yes, He has chosen us to be His children and we are ‘blessed.’

What does this mean? Blessedness is to be characterized by the quality of God. We are conformed to Him. God indwells us and because of that we have God’s nature in us and the kingdom of God within. Think about this – He dwells in us. This is what blessed is about – to be fully satisfied. This is what God has done for us, His children.

O, how great a salvation we have. We do not need to seek satisfaction from any outside source. There is nothing in the circumstances of life that can bring us satisfaction. It is Christ within that satisfies us. And it is progressive. Blessedness will grow in us as we come to the fullness of Christ. As we grow up in Him it will become deeper and deeper. It is for you today. Now.

“You are blessed . . . for My sake”
verse 11


Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Day 2

“That they should seek God”
Acts 17:27

Somehow, the grass is always greener elsewhere. We may be dissatisfied with any number of things that leads us to look for greener pastures. The problem is God has determined where we were born and our appointed times for one purpose, to seek Him in that place.

Our Father’s one great and overriding purpose is for us to have a growing relationship with Him that increases day by day. Our salvation is not an end unto itself, but a key to the door that opens to a life of fullness in Him. Where he put us is where we find Him. He has determined all of our days, but we attempt to determine our own direction without seeking Him first. We want to escape many things in life which are often the very opportunities He has given us to find and know Him. Oddly, we believe that negative events in our life should not be, yet scriptures show us a history of men and women maturing through adversity. Why? God has allowed it so that His glory is seen in us.

Paul tells us to be anxious for nothing, for the Lord is near. Peter tells us that we have been equipped with everything for life and godliness. Matthew records Jesus saying to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Instead of looking at what could be better, seek Him who will fulfill you in everything.

“All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be”  Psalm 139:16b