Wonderful Truths of Grace, Part 4

                       WE ARE COMPLETE IN CHRIST

There is no need to try to become something we already are or get to a place where we already are.  We are complete in Him (Col. 2:10).  God says He already foreknew, predestined, called, justified and glorified us (Rom. 8:29-30).  God says He already washed, cleansed and sanctified us (1 Co. 6:11).  We're home.  We're sitting on Daddy's lap, held close by Him, at home with Him.  We already have all of God and all in Him.  We are not lacking in any way.  We're already close to Him - one with Him, in union, "in" - and you can't get any closer than that!  We are already pleasing to Him - as pleasing as Jesus is.  We are already communing and fellowshipping with Him.  The Spirit even prays for and in us, and that's perfect prayer.

Our relationship wasn't put in place by our works and it isn't maintained by us, either.  Nothing we do can change His love for us.  We're not trying to get righteous, get closer to God, get God's favor, or get an intimate relationship with God - we already have a perfect relationship with God.  We are righteous and accepted right now, so there is no need to strive to get what we already have.  We're perfect to God right now, perfected forever by the one perfect sacrifice of Jesus!

We live out of what is already true.  We live in the land of "already there", not the land of "trying to get there".  We are full of Him; we shall not hunger, shall not thirst, shall not walk in darkness, shall not lack!
May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14