TITLE: Loved And Complete updated 12/24/15
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Tom Cruise spoke the famous line “You complete me” in the movie Jerry McGuire. But he didn’t appear to experience a real life relationship that gave him long-term fulfillment. I learned that only God can complete you. According to Colossians 2:10 (NASB), “…in Him you have been made complete.”
In contrast to trendy movie lines, God spoke a personal “love line” to me in Luke 12:7, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
I’ve got a lot of hair on my head. The hairstylist, who has been cutting my hair for the past twenty years, repeated to me, “You have hair that goes on till no end.” As a popular stylist, he has coiffed thousands of heads. Comparing me to his others clients, he is particularly amazed at my abundant hair. A fashion consultant friend also told me, “I see that you’ve been to the tree trimmers.” This kind of teasing and lack of self-confidence resulted in me growing up with a “hair complex.” But God tells me that His love for me is so vast, that He knows every single strand of my enormous mane. It’s confirmed. God loves me!
God has a special “love line” for you in the Bible. Dig for your “It’s confirmed. God loves me!” scripture like you are searching for hidden treasure. It will strengthen your soul, like my “love line” does for me.
King David attempted to describe God’s love in terms of His pursuit of us, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast”(Psalm 139:7-10).
God’s unshakable pursuit of us reminds me of my Maltese-Poodle, Kiko, She’s always pursuing me. When I return home, she dashes and jumps around the door anticipating my entry. Her impatient, agitated limbs move like rapid drum beats while her tongue and body whip in every direction. She even lets out a human-like happy wail, “Eee! Eeeeee!” Yet, I know that the fanatical receptions I receive from her are a mere glimpse of the joyous celebration in heaven when one person starts to follow Jesus. Luke 15:7 (NIV) states, “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
I’m thankful that not only Kiko, but also God can’t stop pursuing me.
Some people think that dogs demonstrate God’s unconditional love well. I agree, but believe that God pursues us in a better way—like a gentleman. He doesn’t pounce on us. He patiently waits for us to accept Him.
I am a single woman who is loved and completed by God. But over the years, I have received comments like,
“So, who are you seeing?”
“Let me introduce you to so and so.”
“Why don’t you invite your guy friends and I’ll invite guy friends to a party. Our guy friends might not be romantically compatible for us, but maybe for our girlfriends...”
“You should try on-line dating sites.”
“It’s strange that you’re not with someone. Are you gay?”
Probably the most interesting conversation about my romantic life was with a male friend who expressed an interest in who I might be dating. He asked me over lunch, “So, are you dating anyone?”
“I’m not dating, but I’m involved...”
Just then the waiter came to pour water into our glasses.
In front of the waiter, my male friend perked up, leaned toward me and in an aroused voice said, “At our age, we don’t need commitments to have sex.”
“Are you embarrassing me?” I replied because the waiter obviously heard him. “I am having a love affair with someone. But not in the way you’re thinking. He reassures me of his love all the time. He’s trustworthy and faithful even when I am not. Do you want to know his name?”
“Yea, who is it?”
“His name is Jesus Christ.”
“Now you’ve embarrassed me,” he sheepishly receded in his seat.
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