"And you are complete in Him..." ... Colossians 2:10
You know that I don't have any grandchildren, right? Nor does my only child plan on having any, nor does she live in my same state.
My house is tiny (relatively). I'm surrounded by snow and am without a car on weekdays, though that will change on Monday when Tom leaves for seven weeks on another South African business trip. But then, I'll be here without him.
I don't have a college degree, a real job, a cute body, a desire to travel, a dog or lots of money.
Some people feel sorry for me. (Silly, clueless people. Tsk. Tsk.)
But honestly? I feel like the richest woman in the world. For I have God, the lover of my soul. And I am complete in Him.
Complete: ' having all necessary parts. Not lacking anything. Not limited in any way.'
Yes, that's how career-less ol' me feels today while sitting here in my tiny, snow-surrounded, no-car-outside house. Rich, complete. And though God is plenty, He's given me even more(!)
Like, a 36-year marriage to the sweetest guy on Earth, a caring, kind daughter, a ton of beautiful books, two cats who make us laugh, the promise of soon-coming springtime, earlier light in the mornings and large windows gleaming with sunlight.
A warm home, candles burning in the fireplace, friendships I can't even keep up with, cool music like my life's soundtrack, good memories galore, a writing ability, a home-keeping heart and a perfect, forever Heaven to anticipate.
It's the lovely things I've trained my mind to see first, to linger upon. Go doing that and instead of hanging your head and dreading certain days, you'll feel rich everyday. Complete, lacking in nothing, unlimited.
I hope you daily experience that type of wealth, as well.
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”
― John Piper
"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus." ... Philippians 4:19
Finally I ordered a couple of these:
Oh, they are warm. I wear my red one around the house and the dark blue one to the supermarket on Saturday mornings. Took them about a month to arrive (I knew that going in), but they were well-worth the wait.
Free Kindle books:
Home to Walnut Ridge
Mother, Walk by Faith Not By Sight
The Outlaw Preacher-- The Miracle
“The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us. ”
― A.W. Tozer