Confession 169: I’m So Full!!

As a lover of food, there have been many times in my life where I have tossed a napkin down onto an empty plate, thrown my head back, caressed my stomach and exclaimed, “I am so FULL!  That was really good!!”  The problem, however, with being full is that it’s really not satisfying.  When I’m full, I mean full, I feel lethargic.  My initial impulse is to go lay down and take a nap, which is really counterproductive to the concept of food energy.  Then comes the psychological game.  You know, the “I can’t believe I ate all of that but it was so good but now I have to make up for it but I really want to wash it down with some ice cream” game.  Somehow, being physically full just leaves me running on empty.

Yet, there is a fullness that is fulfilling, energizing and affirming–a fullness that doesn’t end in guilt and self-loathing.  I’m talking, of course, of the fullness that comes with spending quality time with God; spiritual fullness.  Have you ever gotten up from spending time with God to say, “I’m so FULL!”  In contrast to feeling tired and drained, when I’m spiritually full I find that my energy abounds.  I want to get up, get moving and embrace the day!  I also feel good about myself.  Spending time with God reminds me of who I am, whose I am, and what I am here to do.  God fills me up so that I can got out and do his work in the world.  And the best part of being spiritually full is that you can come back for more!!  You can have a full five course meal with God and not regret it later!  In fact, God wants us to keep coming back for more.  Unlike our stomachs, our spirits need to be filled with God.  Our goal as Christians should be spiritual fullness.

In Christ, you have been brought to fullness.  Colossians 2:10

Which begs the question, are you full today?

Blessings and Peace,

4 thoughts on “Confession 169: I’m So Full!!

  1. Charming's Mama says:

    What a great analogy. I wish I were full. Before I had kids I was very faithful about reading Gods word everyday, now it seems like I only hear/read it at church on Sunday and I am starving.

  2. Aurie says:

    Great words!! Yesterday I was struggling with feeling full – thankfully after my morning time with God I feel much more full and ready to start again 🙂

  3. Joy says:

    Definitely a post I needed to read today. I am not as full as I should be. Definitely need to feat a little more on God's Holy Word!

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