Everything has been met in Christ. Every requirement. Yes. Above are just some of the scriptures that tell us how Christ has satisfied and met the demands of each of the important areas of the Christian's life...
Then because this is true, there is only one requirement...one thing God wants from Christians such as you and I. Because everything is already satisfied in Jesus, then wouldn't it make sense to begin following Him? Yes, I know that you have already accepted Christ as your Savior and even your Lord as far as trying to trust Him with the various areas of your life. But have you begun following Him in the true sense? Have you begun this journey of walking with Him?
Following and walking with Him, and then after time you're walking like Him...and then in time you begin feeling right at home and find that you are not 'doing' anymore...no, you are being! You begin growing again, and even in how you see God. He has not only made His home in you, but you have in Him.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
He wants you to have an abundant life. He wants to teach you how to be a true "be-er" Christian...which is much much better than being a doer Christian.
1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in Him ought walk as Jesus did.
"14When I think of
all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15the Creator of
everything in heaven and on earth. 16I pray that from
His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength
through His Spirit. 17Then Christ will
make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into
God’s love and keep you strong. 18And may you have
the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how
high, and how deep his love is. 19May you experience
the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be
made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God."
Can you understand how much God wants to be not just a part of your life...but to BE your life? Spiritually it has already happened if Christ is in you...but has it happened in how you live? You were created in His image, and this is why God wants you to mature in your walk...as you begin walking closely with Christ Who will help you to become much closer to who you were originally created to BE!!
1 Cor. 6:17 But the person who unites himself with the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.
If you notice up in the picture, under Gifts...that scripture tells us that the gifts and callings He has given each person cannot be withdrawn...or your bible might say, "without repentance". The gifts He has bestowed on you, you can't walk away from and then later ask forgiveness for doing something else instead. Why?
Because, when God created you He had a specific plan for your life that would fulfill you and make you you and make you whole...so you feel good in your own skin, and are vital and productive! But you will not "be made complete with all the fullness of life and power" until you make it your goal to actually begin taking steps to follow...putting His yoke upon you...and begin walking with Christ in all you do.
When you decide to walk closely along side Him, Jesus said in Matt. 11:30 that His yoke will be easy and His burden is light.
Enjoy your relationship with Him as you spend time getting to know Him in a closer way...as you open up your heart to scripture and Christ's words in the gospels, and allow yourself unceasing communication (prayer throughout the day that should come more naturally then planned) and letting Christ guide your days...keeping in step with His Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-23)
1 Thess. 5:17-18 Pray without ceasing. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will
for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Christ, In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
He wants to spend time with you and teach you what it truly means to "be crucified with Christ and it is no longer you who live, but Christ that lives in you" (Gal. 2:20)...then in so doing you end up finding you!
Eph. 5:2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of
Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma
1 Peter 4:2 As a result you may spend the rest of your earthly
lives, governed not by human passions (Gal. 5:19-21), but by the will of God.