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“The Fullness of God”
 
It has been said that most people spend the first part of their lives working on the container and then realize that they should have been working on the contents. To a degree that is normal, even inevitable. We spend a good portion of our lives trying to discover ourselves. Who am I? Why am I here? Is there a God-ordained purpose for me in this time and space?
 
But there comes a time when God invites each one of us to look beyond those questions. Rather than looking at myself as the center, Christ can empower me to look at Him as the center and see myself as His dwelling place.
 
This new view—this look from a new vantage point—makes all the difference. It fills our lives with the things that we may have looked for before, but could not grasp—things like peace, contentment, joy and a larger capacity to love.
 
What does the New Testament mean by “the fullness of God”? And what does that have to do with the manner in which we live?
 
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)