Over the weekend, I have been thinking a lot about joy. Joy is something, that for the believer in Christ, is not at all to be based upon our circumstances. So often….I know that for me- my circumstances dictate how joyful I am. And- that is backwards! My situation should have no bearing on the joy that I experience and exemplify in my life.
As a believer, my life does not need to be a search for contentment! I am “complete in Him!” I have been doing a study of Colossians and using the book “Be Complete” by Warren W. Wiersbe. It talks a lot about how Christ is all! How we don’t need anything else in our lives to complete us, or make us whole.
At times, my feelings tell me that I would be more content if I had more friends, got married, lived overseas, didn’t have to be concerned about money, etc.
But, TRUTH tells me:
“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!”
What is it that I need to add to my life if I have a relationship with God??? Nothing!
My heart is so grateful that I am Complete in Him!! And, because of that….I have Joy!