Jennifer Kostick– Jennifer Kostick is an author and speaker who teaches women how to activate their life’s purpose through the study of Scripture. Jennifer knows more about grief and loss than she ever thought she would, but Jesus met her in the middle of fierce storms and held her tightly with an even fiercer love. In addition to her love of teaching the powerful truth of Scripture, Jennifer is married to Paul, her husband of twenty-five years, has three children, and a beautiful daughter-in-law! She is also a full-time seminary student… because you can never know too much about the Bible! Jennifer blogs at www.Jenniferkostick.com and is passionate about encouraging women through a godly message of mercy and hope.
I sat with my pen in hand and Bible open wide as I read through the passage. I'm tired, not feeling well, and frustrated. I don't like roadblocks. It's always something, were the words on my mind.
As my eyes continued to scan, my mind was putting up a fight to process what I was reading. My heart just wasn't in it. And then I finished the letter, the one Paul wrote to the Corinthians, and as he said his farewell, he gave a command: "Become complete." (See 2 Corinthians 13:11)
My world stopped for a moment.
Become complete. Yeah, I want that, need that, long for that.
What do I know about completion? What does the Bible tell me?
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Friend, we were made for completion. We were made to submit to the will of God, allowing Him to work deeply inside every little gap we have, that He might seal them together for completion in ,and through, Christ Jesus.
We were made for so much more than we imagined because God's definition of complete holds more beauty than any of us will ever know this side of heaven. It's a mystery wrapped in grace and truth that are called together to make us whole. All things are possible with God, even the completion of our darkest and most desolate places.
It's up to us to give every burden, that He may give us all we need.
Let completion in Christ be the theme of our hearts today.
You were made for it!