Complete

My books are stacked haphazardly on a too small shelf. Many I bought at library sales, or they came to me free. I would like to refuse books, but my hand automatically reaches out.

There are too many books to read, yet more books I acquire!

I’ve been waiting for several months for a fancy top of an old bookshelf to be restored and attached to new shelves. Sadly as I wait, I open the door to the office, I see that cramped shelf and sigh. 

When will that shelving be complete? 

Many times I think of my character–when will I be complete? When will I stop the fear, the anxiety, the impatience in my life? Not in this life, but I have the Completer living in me. He is enough, he is all I need. Though I struggle to be more he has made me complete.

 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.  If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15 NIV

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12 thoughts on “Complete

  1. BethanyH

    Hi, I’m coming over from FMF #23. I also wrote on completeness of character through Christ but I think the verse you chose it an easier one for me to hear than what first popped into my mind from James 1:4. So yours on “Remain in my love,” is one I will be keeping in my mind today! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. I definitely relate to your issue with not being able to say no to books! I have far too many still waiting to be read! I like the verse you chose to reflect on too- so important to remember that God is the one who completes us. Visiting from FMF #24.

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