While many Americans may not be as wealthy as they wish, some local restaurants offer buffets, all you can eat when you are hungry. Unfortunately, I don’t have the discipline to stop when I’m full. Rather, I gorge myself, eating more in a one sitting than a child living in a third world nation eats in a week. Thus, I find myself full, yet unfulfilled.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, Colossians 2:9.
I started 2016 losing 20 pounds in the month of January, only to regain 10 this past month. The human body is tough to manage, craving food but making those who lack discipline to feel shame and regret. God promises to provide daily bread, enough money to take care of and feed your family. Yet, there must be something else as when I taste the pleasures of life I often leave empty and unsatisfied.
And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority, Colossians 2:10.
The apostle Paul writes to members of the church in Corinth struggling with a similar issue. The conclusion he draws is that no matter hard someone tries to possess an abundant life, its futile without Jesus. In your quest to become full, many leave the faith unfulfilled. Thus, if you ever reach this state, listen to words of the passage above. Reach out to Christ in prayer and God can make you both full and fulfilled.
by Jay Mankus