Thanksgiving! One of my favorite holidays. partly because I love to cook (and receive all the compliments from my family on their favorite dishes!) But, mostly because we gather. We set our other interests and activities aside and gather together to enjoy each other. What a blessing is in that gathering!
And then, of course, there is that feeling of fullness. The house is full; the table is full; the belly is full; the heart is full! Fullness! One of God’s richest blessings! An aspect of His very character!
Ephesians 3: 14- 19 says:
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Would the Apostle Paul pray for something that he did not think was possible in God? No! It is possible to be FULL of God and full of His fulness! (KJV spelling)
Jesus is all about fullness! Look what He did with a little boy’s lunch of 5 small loaves and 2 little fish!
He filled the bellies of 5000 men, along with the women and children there, with 12 baskets FULL left over! Abundance! Fullness!
Look What He did with the draught of fishes! The abundance almost sank the boat! Fullness!
This is what He wants for His children! To be FULL of HIM! Full to overflowing. That we, the Children of God,may be manifested to a needy, starving, lonely, sinful world. In this way, He will bring many more sons to know His glory! Receive His FULLNESS!
So, this Thanksgiving, whether you find yourself surrounded by people, or in a solitary situation, you can experience …receive…God’s fullness! You can be full of wonder; full of joy; full of love; full of forgiveness; full of His Spirit! FULL OF JESUS!
May you experience this special kind of abundance in your household and in your heart!