Title: The fullness of God
Key verse 9-10
Where can it be found?
It's not in people.
Bjork's song says, "How could I be so immature / To think he could replace / The missing elements in me"
It's not in food.
I know this, because every time I eat a Reeces Pieces sundae, I want more!! :p
It's not in anything in this world.
All passes away - including us. We can enjoy this life, but we should not seek our fulfillment in it, because this world is a work that has been tainted.
Ah, Colossians 2:9-10.
"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."
And Jeremiah 2:13.
"My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water."
The way to this fullness does not require religious acts or great miracles. It requires a heart that is willing to acknowledge the peace and righteousness that is offered and accept it through repentance. From then on, it's a new life. A new life where we seek one thing above all others: to know the heart of the one who loved us enough to bless us with this eternal gift.
One Word: Finding fulfillment
I have been reading through the documents for Thursday's presentation. It's all about records management considerations for such things as email, blogs, web pages, and IM. It's pretty interesting...except the legal and policy part, which is the part we need to focus on^^
Needing a refresher, I decided to make myself some tea. When I got to the kitchen, though, I found that both my mugs were dirty in the sink with a bunch of silverware. So, I did the dishes and made myself a cup of hot, hot tea. It tastes really good on the throat. I drink Red Rose unsweetened hot and Lipton's with freshly-picked mint cold.
Now, back to the books.
My perspective on time is very narrow.
I need to again study the life of Abraham. How he left his homeland to journey to a place God would show him...later. Also, how he had to wait many years before the birth of his promised son. All those years, how did he feel?
How pure was his faith after this!
And while I am at it, I should remind myself of Jesus' ministry. Then, maybe, I can see the perseverance that is building up in this experience - building up into hope. I shouldn't always groan about it, but I should take advantage of the opportunity to train. All these years I feel were aimless were not, really. And my continued sense of aimlessness is only my own anxiety pulling down the stronghold of faith in my mind stone by stone. No, I must build it up again! I am not useless. And if God has some place for me, then He will see me there, somehow. Even if He has to part the seas!!
I just can't help but feel troubled.
(Mark 9:24)...said with tears, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"