Two words that I would not choose to describe 2021 right now. When life seems to be full of so many uncertain things. A sense of lack, a feeling of ‘less then’ , a desperate clutching to what we think we need, a deep grief for injustice, a longing grief for loved ones gone, a swirl of differing opinions and a fear of what could be all seem to dominate our thinking.
Instead of living from a place of abundance, we live from a place of ‘what if’ and a place of scarcity. We clamp down on our supplies and hone our skills and fear that we won’t have what it takes to manage the unknown.
It’s wise to be prepared as much as we can right now, take precautions we have not even considered before, set up our homes for learning and work in new ways, and get fresh air and sunshine to our bodies and souls.
In this shift and truly alarming economic reality around us, there’s a lifeline.
There is ABUNDANCE and FULLNESS. There is peace and safety. Life and circumstances may not change. In fact, they can hurt brutally and shake you to the bones. But there can still be a steady source of fullness , goodness and peace that remain strong, deep in our core.
You have permission to lay down the defense position of being right. Of getting it right. The deep clutch of self preservation.
There’s a relationship with God that is totally vulnerable to the goodness waiting to fill you. It’s birthed out of that fullness of the love of the Son who is held from the lap of the Father (referred to in John 1:18) It’s a fullness that totally fulfills us.
There is no lack in this fullness. A deep satisfaction. Sweet vulnerability to the Divine relationship waiting for us. Completely whole,profusely blessed and cared for.
Check out Ephesians 1:23 in simpler words…we are completed by Christ. We also complete him. Isn’t that mind blowing?! When we allow that abundant fullness to fill us, we are like his body bringing abundance to the earth. We don’t have to be living in fear, small, hidden, scared, fearful that we are not living enough, constantly guessing, questioning, judging. Always on the defense. Wall up. We will never run out of abundant fullness when we are vulnerable to the Divine.
You are wide open to the grace of God. It’s always available. There is no reason to clamp down tighter on your beliefs, your view points, or your actions. Allow the fullness of God to abundantly fill you and your whole inner world will change. It will spill over to others in ways we can’t imagine. Simple practical ways and heart changing ways and big amazing ways and that’s what I believe changing the world is all about.
Here’s my prayer for you taken from The Book of Ephesians
You will be empowered to discover…the Great Magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding. This extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God! Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all. His miraculous power constantly energizes you!
Fullness and abundance to you today, brave heart!