Include God

Are you looking for fulfillment? Do you long for a full life? Do you feel as though there is something missing in your life? Would you like to be made whole? Do you want to rise above the riffraff? Are you willing to accept the answer?

By nature, we are all seekers. We seek to find love. We seek to find companionship. We seek to belong to a group. We seek to feel accepted. We seek to be independent. We seek to be successful. We seek to live the American dream.

We are born with the desire for something more. Even God stated it was not good for us to be alone after He created Adam in Genesis 2:18. We all need someone else to share our lives with to feel whole. Yet, even when we find the perfect mate, there is still something missing.

We were made to include God in our lives and even in our relationships. How can I say that? In Ecclesiastes 4:12 we are told “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” The third strand is God being included in our relationships. This is a true statement. Have you ever noticed a three-strand rope? Have you ever tried to cut one? Even with a very sharp knife, it is not easy.

Have you thought about the trinity? There are three—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of them has a role they fill, yet they are one. When we include God in our relationships, we each have a role to fill, and we are one. Including God in our lives fills a void we are born with.

We obtain the fullness of life we seek when we are buried with Christ and raised to a new life in Him. We die to our old selves and rise as a new person. We rise with access to the power and authority over this world and all that has been created. Jesus, through His death, burial, and resurrection has given us the opportunity to become whole, to live a full life.

I pray we all seek to live a full life. I pray we include God in our relationships. I pray each one of us will decide to die to self and rise in Christ. Seek true fullness. Die to self. Rise in Christ. Gain access to the power of Christ. Include God.

Colossians 2:9-12 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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