Jesus Fills Us for Each Moment

February 13, 2013 | Tags: ,

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The fullness of the One who fills all things in every way.

Ephesians 1:23

Scripture exhorts us to live in the presence of God on a moment-to-moment basis. “Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matt. 6:34). God’s grace is sufficient for us every moment of our lives. The next moment is not like this moment. We are to live in the presence of God right now. God commands this. And whatever God commands of us, He must also provide for. So how does Jesus supply this?

The word “fills” in the Greek is plēroō as Paul uses it in this verse in Ephesians. It is rich in meaning. It means to make replete, i.e. (literal) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figurative) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc. :- accomplish, × after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfill, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply (Greek references taken from MyStudyBible.com).

Meditate on these definitions for a moment. In the presence of Christ, we are filled. We are complete, satisfied, supplied, perfected. We don’t need anything else but Him. All the riches of His grace are available to us at every moment. How do we access them? Through prayer. Through meditation on His Word. Through acknowledging His presence with us–the person of Christ standing right by our side, looking over us, and seeing us through. When we intentionally and consciously think of Him at every moment, we are being filled with Him. His presence will never leave us. He is always there. But are we looking to Him?

The world is full of distractions, worries, and anxieties. But a mind centered on Christ is filled with peace, joy, and praise. Make a habit today of acknowledging the presence of Christ with you at every turn, and experience all the fullness of Him.

You will fill me with gladness
in Your presence.

Acts 2:28

By Courtney Silberman

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