|Photo by Savannah Cook; Winterfest 2012|
Have you ever wondered if you are a "whole person"? We all have struggles in life that could make us feel incomplete, but the apostle Paul says we can be filled up to all the fullness of God" (v.19). What does that look like?
A "whole person" is generally satisfied with life. They feel loved and are able to love others in return. Difficulties and hardships don't devastate them, because they are able to go through them with confidence in God. They aren't complainers or someone who is quick to blame others. A positive attitude guards their minds' since they know that the Lord will work everything out for good.
Being a Christian doesn't automatically make us feel complete. Fullness comes only when we experience God's love for us. For many years, I knew theologically that the Lord loved me. Only after I took a deep look at my life and started dealing with events that had fractured my soul did I begin to experience His love in an intimate way. Once I felt the security of His love for me, I discovered great joy in walking in obedience to His will. The reason was that I knew I could trust Him to meet all of my need in His time and way.
Do you feel God's love, or is it just a biblical fact to you? If you long for wholeness, the key is to experience an intimate relationship with Jesus. No one else can bring completeness into your life like God's intimacy. No boyfriend or girlfriend could ever provide the right touch, words, or love that God freely gives. This is possible only when you're willing to open up and let the Lord search your heart. He'll reveal what's holding you back from accepting His love.