Complete In Christ

Complete In ChristWeek 34 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is drawing to a close. This week’s reading was Colossians 2-4, and 1 Thessalonians 1-2. These chapters finish Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae, and begin his letter to the church at Thessalonica.

Colossians 2:10 says that in Christ, we have been made complete.So many of us are searching for someone or something to fulfill us – to make us feel complete and whole. We look in all the wrong places. We come up empty, time and again.

Your search for completeness can come to an end, for you are already complete in Christ! In this world, you are as He is (1 John 4:17). As He is loved, cherished, valued, and treasured by the Father, so are you!

The One in whom true fulfillment is found lives inside of you. Stop trying to find something that can make you feel complete, and let this truth sink into your mind – that in Christ, you have been made complete!

Grace Unplugged, and Finding Fulfillment

Grace Unplugged, and Finding FulfillmentI recently watched Grace Unplugged, a Christian movie about a teenage girl named Grace – daughter of a former-rock-star-turned-Christian – and her struggle with wanting to live life her own way, chasing her own dreams. Leaving home to pursue a career in the music biz, she would soon discover that the glamour life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the importance of a relationship with God over the world’s empty promises.

Throughout the film, Grace sought fulfillment in a variety of places – fame, a guy whom she thought cared about her, success in her music career – only to come up empty and heart-broken each time. This is the story of many of our lives.  We try to satisfy our deepest longings with that which can never bring true satisfaction, and no matter what we do, something always seems to be missing. Like Grace, it is only when we turn to God that we will truly find what we are looking for. It is in Christ that we are complete (Colossians 2:10). Only the love of our Heavenly Father can fill the void within us, giving our lives true meaning and purpose.

Grace Unplugged stars AJ Michalka as Grace Trey, whom the movie’s about, Jamie Grace as Rachel, Grace’s friend, and features a special appearance by Chris Tomlin. Rated PG, it is a great movie for teens and adults, and a good reminder that true fulfillment and purpose are found in the arms of our Heavenly Father!

Grace Unplugged, and Finding Fulfillment

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