My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10b (NLT)
True lasting satisfaction is only found in Christ in whom all divine fullness dwells. Colossians 1:19 (NLT) For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ.
Only Jesus can satisfy the deepest longings of our spirit, soul and body.
Because God made us for Himself, for His good pleasure, He put in us desires, and dreams, passions and pursuits that only He can fulfill.
For example, the longing for love in man is God designed. Only the everlasting, unfailing, perfect, unconditional, steadfast love of Father God can complete man’s heart. Thank God His infinite love is poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom He gave us. Romans 5:5.
The only fulfilling life we could ever live is the very life of Christ. Because in Him dwells all the fullness of God. Colossians 2:9. In Him dwells everything that God is and has. Therefore having Christ in us and us in Him is living in the fullness of all of God. What greater satisfaction can there be?
No one else can love us more than Jesus. He Himself tells us that greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for his friends. John15:13
He laid down His sinless perfect life for us so we may live satisfied in His own life.
Even the Faith we live by is the Faith of Jesus. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (AKJV)
God our maker knows exactly what can truly fully satisfy us. That’s why He gave us His Son. Jesus satisfies our heart need for belonging and identity. In our union with Him we are sons and daughters of Almighty God. Galatians 3:26 (NLT) For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
He satisfies our soul need for peace of mind, and rest. Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
He satisfies our bodily or physical need for wholeness, and strength. Acts 3:16 (AMPC) And His name, through and by faith in His name, has made this man whom you see and recognize well and strong. [Yes] the faith which is through and by Him [Jesus] has given the man this perfect soundness [of body] before all of you.
You can live fulfilled as you take advantage of all this fullness of life in Jesus.
Accept and embrace His unconditional love for you, take time to meditate on your status as a beloved son or daughter of the Most High God through Jesus. Rest in this assurance that He is with you always, that you’re yoked up with Him and therefore you’re forever life partners.