Faith in Fullness – POSTURE Episode 165

Mar 15, 2021

Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. [Psalm 34:10]

Transcript

Today, we are going to take a “Posture of Peace” by placing our faith in Jesus’s fullness.

Posture, is a short audible fist bump to remind you God is with you in everything. Together, we’re going to be emboldened to take a daily Posture of perfect peace.

In Psalm 34:10 it says, “The lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Have you ever noticed in the gospels how Jesus never recognized lack? You know, Matthew 14, people are panicking, there’s not enough food. What does Jesus do? He multiplies it. In Luke 5, the disciples hustled all night long, caught nothing. Maybe you’ve had a night like that where you’ve worked so hard and had nothing to show for it in the morning and Jesus comes, cuts right through the frustration of the moment. He says, cast your net on the other side and not just a little fish show up in that net, but a quantity so abundant that the net start to break and the boat starts to sink.

Jesus never bowed to sickness. He always brought healing, physical healing mental healing, emotional healing. He never let death have the final say. He healed the sick, He raised the dead, He cast out demons. He brought life everywhere He went. No situation was ever too hopeless for Him. Lack was not His reality. Possibility is His reality. You know, Jesus had no faith in the lack of a circumstance. He never tied His trust or confidence to the lack that He saw in front of Him. He saw more than what was right in front of Him because He had eyes for possibility. And here’s what is such good news. This kind of lackless living isn’t just for Jesus, it’s for us as well.

Let me read you a chunk of scripture from Colossians chapter two, I’m gonna be reading verses 6 through 10. It says, “so then just as you received Christ Jesus as your Lord, continue to live your lives in Him rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the deity lives in bodily form and in Christ, you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.” How full is the fullness of Christ? I’m thinking it’s lacking nothing. This is your reality, lacking nothing. This is your true identity.

You know, I mentioned in last week’s episode that it’s easier to rely on less than to believe something more is possible. Doubt can be such an easy default especially in a troubled broken world. But we were called to live differently, we were called to live by faith. Faith in what? Faith in the fullness of Jesus. We were called out of the kingdom of darkness, which is a realm of lack and we were called into the kingdom of light which is a realm of possibility. And the enemy satan, wants you to believe that this kind of living by faith in Jesus’s absolute fullness is reckless. That it will make you come unhinged, that you’ll be out of touch with reality, a little weird, a little off a little too heavenly minded to be any earthly good. But faith in His fullness takes you out of the troubled reality of the world and into your true reality, your true identity in Christ where you live above the muck of this world so that you can bring the world out of its muck.

How can I bring peace if I’m not at peace? If I don’t believe peace is possible or if I think I’m living in denial by believing that peace is within reach, even with the turmoil that I see and experience around me. How can I bring hope if I am not carrying a expectation of the goodness of God? If I am not carrying an experience with the goodness of God? How can we to be displays of His splendor if we live overwhelmed by our circumstances and what we see in the natural instead of overwhelmed by Him? The Bible says those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. I used to get this backwards. I often sought the good thing but I came up lacking because the Lord is our source not the good thing. The Lord should always be our pursuit, not the good thing.

Do you need provision today, protection, healing, peace, wellness, wholeness? Seek the Lord today. It’s not a game. It’s not a transaction. It’s not a trick. It’s the truth. And we are called to live in the truth. So instead of relying on less, instead of living in lack instead of believing the lie of the enemy, that to belief for more is reckless, live radically, place your faith in Christ’s fullness and embrace the truth that His fullness is now your fullness as well.