Completeness only comes from God. The world is full of people with broken relationships, broken spirits, and broken hearts. God can take ALL broken pieces and make them Whole.
Broken things are despised as worthless to the world’s view, but God can take what has been broken and remake it into completeness, something that He can use for His glory. Broken things and broken people are the result of sin. Yet God sent his Son, who was without sin, to be broken so that we might be obtain completeness.
Definitions of Completeness
The state or condition of having all the necessary or appropriate parts: having everything that is needed integrity , unity , wholeness – an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting; the quality of being whole or perfect and having nothing missing. True shalom (completeness) is only reached through God.
The Word of God is Completeness
Jesus says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you ALL things, and bring ALL things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”, Jn.14:26. Again, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you INTO ALL truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come”, Jn 16:13. The Word of God is Complete!
Shalom Brings Completeness
The word peace is the Hebrew word “shalom“, which has a far more comprehensive and powerful meaning than the English word peace, in which this description is inadequate to fully describe the full meaning of Shalom.
Shalom is a “persistent vision of joy, well-being, harmony, and prosperity,” a vision with “many dimensions and subtle nuances: love, loyalty, grace, salvation, justice, blessing, righteousness.” Shalom is “the freight of a dream of God that RESISTS all our tendencies to division, hostility, fear, drivenness, and misery.” – Walter Brueggemann
Shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness, delight, and natural needs are satisfied, the full flourishing of ALL aspects in human life as God intended it to be, a full completeness. Shalom was God’s original design in creation.
To live in total shalom seems impossible, but I assure you that it is possible with God’s help! God Loves Us! He draws us, calls to us and longs for us to come and except Him so He can heal us, Only when we are born-again and ask God to come into our life, then God can begin to make us whole. Only when we confess that we are broken, then God can make us into what He wants us to be. We must let self go and place God at the center of our lives, everything else falls into place.
Understanding shalom is the KEY to realizing how God intends to use you in the restoration of his creation.
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