It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion. Over the next 9 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”. Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.
Here is day twenty-four with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, can have His fullness.
I Have His Fullness
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.“
Colossians 2:9-10 (NIV)
What are some family traits that you have inherited from your parents? Do people typically say you take after your dad, your mom, or a combination of the two? In what ways are you different from your parents? Would you want your children to be fully like you? Why or why not?
Some time ago I posted a picture of my dad online and the social media site suggested that I tag myself in the picture. To the casual observer, and to some facial recognition algorithms, the fullness of my dad lives in me! While I consider that a great compliment, an even greater compliment would be for the people around me to recognize the fullness of Christ in me! As you pray, ask God to help you express the fullness of Christ in your everyday life. Pray that you would daily live as one carrying the fullness of Christ in you. Pray that all traces of the old you would continue to melt away as the fullness of Christ becomes evident in your life. Pray that the people around you would be drawn to Christ as they see His fullness in you.