We had a great church’s four-year anniversary! What a celebration. We are so thankful to be able to worship the Lord for these years. If you have went to our church, we want to say thank you! This year’s theme was Refill, Refuel, and Go Fourth. When we are refilled, we can accomplish the purpose that God has for us.
God wants us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. This takes place when we accept Christ as our savior. God places the Holy Spirit as a deposit into our heart to give us life. As believers in Christ, we are absolutely full of God’s goodness.
Colossians 2:9 tells us, “For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ” (HCSB). What a wonderful verse. The entire fullness of God’s identity is found in Jesus. Want to know God’s heart, look to Jesus. When we get a hold of this truth it will change our life.
When the Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA championship, they had a great team. Some Championships contain multiple superstar players. The Miami Heat that tear had three superstar players in Lebron James, Dwane Wade, and Chris Bosh. The Dallas Mavericks did have Dirk Nowitzki, but overall, it was their entire team that won.
The team had a collection of great players. Yet not every player was great at everything. Jason Terry was a shorter player with great offense, but he was not known for his defense. Jason Kidd played next to Terry and was able stop Kobe and Lebron with his great defense. Tyson Chandler could not shoot a basketball very well but he was very good at playing defense and rebounding. Tyson gave them that grit that it takes to win. To me this team is a picture of what it means to be filled. They did not have any weak spots on the roster. They were stacked with great talent and motivation.
With the Church, God has called us to be filled. It is my prayer that the church be filled with everyone that it needs. May God continue to send the right people for the right time. I believe the Church is filled with many people whom God can use. It is time to rise up and go encourage this world for Jesus.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, “and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19). It is the love of God that causes us to become full. My friend there is a heavenly buffet of grace for all of us.
God’s love is never ending. Take time to thank the Lord that we are full of God’s Spirit today. Also take time to ask the Lord to refill your emotional tank. Sometimes we will freshen up the walls of our houses, so let’s take time to repaint our minds. Look to Jesus and see God’s diving nature. Even when we are at work, we can be free in our soul because of God’s love.