“In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge…For in Him dwells all the fullness of the godhead bodily and you are complete in Him who is head of all principality and power…Christ who is our life.” (Colossians 2&3 – Paul speaking of Christ)
I believe the greatest truth that I have learned in my walk with God is the Biblical concept of the sufficiency of Christ. To learn of and walk in Christ’s sufficiency means that I acknowledge two key truths.
1. Christ’s is all I need to have and maintain a successful fellowship with my Heavenly Father. Christ is my sin bearer, my redeemer, my advocate, and my only connection to the throne of God. No amount of religious ritual, Christian service, religious/spiritual experience or denominational connection can improve or enhance my relationship with the Father. Only by being “In Christ” can I have assurance that God accepts me.
2. I am fully sufficient/equipped in Christ. Christ’s life in me gives me a sense of acceptance – so I don’t need the world’s acceptance. Christ gives me belongingness – therefore I don’t need to conform to the culture’s pressure of political correctness to fit in. I have a sense of safeness – because my security is in Christ’s ability to keep me safe, no matter what storm surrounds my life.
Because Christ is head of all principalities and powers, His life in me is greater than any tragedy, sickness, economic storm or major setback. There is no situation that we find ourselves in that God cannot deliver us from or through.
Living in and depending upon Christ’s sufficiency allows us to “rest”, because we know Jesus knows our situation and He is fully involved in every aspect our life.
So let go, trust in the sufficiency of Christ, and rest in Him as enough, regardless of your feelings. If you will trust the sufficiency of Christ for this moment, He will see you through.
Larry, always blessed by these devotional every week. Praying for Brenda and your family. Love you all so much! Diana