Welcome to my new blog series Quest For Wholeness. This series is based on my original published Quest For Wholeness Bible Study. The study and this series have so much of my own journey from a pit of sin to freedom in Christ.
I will not write or teach as a person arrived, but one still on a journey to wholeness. In our flesh, blood, and bones body we won’t reach the ultimate place of wholeness. We press towards that perfected state.
Listen to Quest For Wholeness Podcast # 1
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,
but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Philippians 3:12– TNIV
Paul said we can be “confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians1:6 – NKJV
Yesterday a friend and mentor shared a Scripture God had laid on her heart to speak to me. I knew God was giving me a word of encouragement because the Scripture she spoke was one I have treasured and prayed repeatedly throughout my journey. It was a personal word to me from God. That is what God does in a daily walk with Him. He leads, guides, encourages, and speaks personal words to us that affect our daily life.
While our wholeness is completed in the heavenly realm, Scripture pictures an earthly progressive transformation that continues throughout our earthly existence. For this reason, we can’t say we walked an aisle once or said a prayer once and now we are fixed. We are on a journey with Jesus that is daily.
Quest for Wholeness = A Daily Journey
We who are in Jesus Christ are called to a daily life with Christ.
- Jesus taught daily in the temple. (Matt. 26:55; Luke 19:47)
- Jesus taught His disciples how to pray saying, “Give us this day, our daily ” (Matt. 6:11; Luke 11:3)
- The early church in its infancy – “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. .And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”( Acts 2:46-47)
The early church pictured authentic faith as daily faith. Daily living with Christ means our daily lives are affected by Christ and we are truly living what we believe. Why was the Lord daily adding to the church those being saved? Because they lived daily in Christ, for Christ, and through Christ, and people could see the authenticity of that faith in daily lives.
Quest For Wholeness is about being on a daily journey walking with Jesus throughout life until we step from dirt to gold and are transformed into the perfected state of His image. What a glorious day that will be! But until then, the most glorious day we can have every day is in His presence.
In what ways does Jesus daily affect your life?