Here's the link. (Five Minute Fridays over at Kate Motaung's website)
Here's the prompt.
For another fun take on the word whole, read this post: http://tammysincerity.blogspot.com/2016/03/holey-wholly-holy-and-share-five-minute.html
He's got the Whole world in His hands, He's got the Whole world in His hands, He's got the Whole world, in His hands, He's got the Whole world in His hands.
Todo el mundo!
Whole is a wonderful word. It stands for completion. It lacks nothing. And, when we are made whole with Christ, He is all we need. It can also mean restoration or reconciliation.
Last week I spoke about my decision to follow Jesus.
And, I linked the wrong song.
So, I want to tell you that 16 years ago, Christ made me whole. I just didn't see it all at once.
I still wanted to be married and have a family someday.
I also wanted to go to Nashville and get a job at the Gospel Music Association and be able to write songs that people would sing all over the world that praised God.
Those dreams don't work well together.
Now, I want to teach and encourage others.
And somehow, I really am doing all of those things without world renown.
13 years ago, I met my husband. I was finally Wholly God's. I was content to be single forever, and He was my heart's desire. Navigating room for a husband without edging God out was something that concerned me.
I've still yet to meet anyone who can answer the questions I asked back then. "How do you balance loving God and loving your husband? Won't he take God's place?"
It's similar to the pondering of a pregnant mother who already has a child. "How can I love another child and not take away from the love I have for the first?"
You'll find that when your heart is already whole, there is room for more love.
And if God loves the Whole world, then there is always room in His heart for you! :)
"6 For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8 But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! 9 Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath. 10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by His life! 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have now received this reconciliation through Him.."
(Romans 5:6-10, HCSB)
He saved you before He made your body, but He knew already that He loved you. And that you would need Him to feel whole.