Completely Finished

I am using the following bit of humor (sent to me by a friend) to say a few words about relationships.

The Difference Between COMPLETE & FINISH
People say there is no difference between COMPLETE & FINISH But there is!
When you marry the right one, you are COMPLETE and when you marry the wrong one, you are FINISHED
And when the “right one” catches you with the “wrong one”, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED

And that is your English lesson for the day.

 Of course that refers to a relationship between married couples. What about relationships with Christian family?

We have a wonderful example of believers in the early church: Acts 2:42-47

  • Devoted to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship
  • Devoted to the breaking of bread and prayer
  • Devoted to one another
  • Had everything in common
  • Sold their possessions to fulfill another’s needs
  • Met together daily, ate together daily
  • Had glad and sincere hearts
  • Praised God and enjoyed each other

This to me is a good example of completeness in fellowship.

We all fall into our on earthly traps. We look for earthly things to bring us pleasure. “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work”. John 4:34

I long to say that with complete conviction of heart and as I strive to discipline myself daily in spiritual matters I will become closer to fulfilling his work.

I will finish this post with these verses: Phil 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Re-read the entire chapter of Philippians 3. It is beautiful!

2 comments for “Completely Finished

  1. January 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I think most of us long for that kind of fellowship community.

  2. Meowmix
    January 13, 2011 at 10:33 am

    That passage in Acts touches my heart deeply this morning. It IS a wonderful description of what Christian family should look like……….what we look like at our best, because of Him. And Phillipians is one of my favorite books; so much beauty, warmth, and encouragement. Thanks for the reminder.

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