KEEP ON BEING FILLED

Part 4


Ephesians 4:13, “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Every attribute that God has, He has in fullness. And Jesus is the fullness of God who fills all in all. He wants his creatures, created in His image to walk in His fullness too. Read these wonderful Scriptures: Ephesians 1:23; 3:19; 4:10, 13 and Colossians 1:19 and 2:9.

GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH FAITH


Stephen and Barnabas were both filled with faith and the Holy Spirit. (Acts 6:5, 8, 15; 11:24) How I need the Holy Spirit to fill me with faith. Sometimes I find I am filled with unbelief. But that is the opposite to the life of Christ who lives within me. That proves I am living in the flesh and not in the spirit. When I live in the spirit I can trust God to work out His plan even when everything looks the opposite.

GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE


Paul prayed for the Colossian believers “that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:9-10; 2:2) Oh to be filled with knowledge of His will and His understanding. Pray this prayer for yourself. Pray it for your children.

It is through God’s wisdom and understanding that we fill our home with riches, not the so-called riches of material possessions, but the riches of the warmth of His love, peace, joy, security and the bond of family commitment.  Proverbs 24:3-4 says, “Through wisdom is a house builded; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Precious and pleasant! What lovely adjectives to describe a home. I can’t think of anything more wonderful than filling our home with these riches.

GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH LIGHT


Matthew 6:22 says, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Luke 11:33-36) Even a little bit of darkness of sin fades the light. Jesus, who is the light of the world, lives in us, and He wants His light to fill us and shine through us. This is why it is important to come before the Lord daily to let Him expose any darkness that has crept into our lives—the darkness of disobedience, deception, deceit, doubt, discord, discontent, despair, despondency and defeat. As we confess these sins and renounce them, God’s light can fill our lives again.

GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH GOOD WORKS


Do you remember the story of Dorcas who was raised from the dead? You can read about her in Acts 9:36-42. She was a woman who was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.” She cared for the poor and made clothes and coats for the widows.

Ephesians 2:10 says that we have been “created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” We are not saved by our good works, but we saved to do good works.

One of the greatest works that we can do is to embrace motherhood. 1 Timothy 5:10 talks about a woman who is “well reported of for good works.” It then goes on to list her good works—the first being motherhood! Isn’t that interesting? That is the first good work that is mentioned.

When you have all your little children around, you may not have time to do many other good works, such as sewing for the poor and feeding the hungry. But God says that you are doing the most important work when you embrace motherhood and train and teach your children well. Dear mother, give it all you have got. Don’t mother half-heartedly. Walk in the fullness of motherhood. Be filled to overflowing with the anointing of motherhood as you nurture you children each day. Please don’t think what you are doing is insignificant.

As your children grow and you have more time, you can move on to many other good works, which will all be an extension of your motherhood. You can read about the rest of the good works in 1 Timothy 5:10.

Two more devotions to come in this series.

Love from NANCY CAMPBELL

PRAYER:

“Lord, thank you for reminding me that motherhood is the first good work that I am to do. Help me to do it fully and not half-heartedly. Amen”

AFFIRMATION:
I’m filling my home with precious and eternal riches.

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