Two men standing by each other talking about completeness at a beautiful yellow and orange sunset.

Completeness Is When Shalom Fixes Broken Pieces

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.  

The Power of Obedience: Finding Completeness in God's Will

In today’s world, many people strive for completeness in their lives. They want to feel fulfilled, satisfied, and happy. They pursue various paths to achieve this, such as seeking knowledge, wealth, or fame. However, one often overlooked aspect of completeness is obedience to God. It may seem old-fashioned or limiting, but following God’s will can provide a sense of purpose, direction, and contentment that other pursuits cannot.

Let’s explore how obedience to God can contribute to our good health, happiness, and overall completeness.

First of all, obedience to God implies living a virtuous life. God’s commands are not arbitrary rules, but rather guidelines that promote our well-being and happiness. For instance, avoiding lying, stealing, or sexual immorality can protect us from guilt, shame, and harmful consequences.

It can also enhance our relationships with others, as honesty, generosity, and purity foster trust and respect. By obeying God’s principles, we align ourselves with the highest standards of morality and contribute to a better world.

Moreover, obedience to God can help us cope with adversity and improve our mental health. When we face challenges such as illness, loss, or rejection, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, fearful, or depressed. However, trusting in God’s love, wisdom, and sovereignty can comfort us and give us hope.

We can pray, meditate on scripture, and seek support from our faith community to strengthen our faith and overcome our struggles. Studies have shown that people who practice spirituality have better mental health outcomes, such as lower rates of anxiety and depression.

Furthermore, obedience to God can inspire us to pursue a purposeful life and use our talents for the greater good. When we realize that we are created in God’s image and entrusted with unique gifts and passions, we can embrace our identity and mission. We can seek God’s guidance and discernment to find our calling and live it out with joy and gratitude.

Whether it’s serving others, pursuing a career, or raising a family, we can find fulfillment in knowing that we are fulfilling God’s plan for us. We can also use our influence and resources to make a positive impact on society, such as advocating for justice, peace, or environmental stewardship.

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.

In conclusion, obedience to God may not be the most popular or trendy aspect of completeness, but it’s a vital one. By following God’s commands, we can enhance our moral integrity, mental health, and purposeful living. We can also experience God’s love, peace, and joy, which surpasses all human understanding.

As the psalmist says, “Blessed are those who obey his statutes, who seek him with all their heart” (Psalm 119:2). May we all strive for completeness by seeking obedience to God in all areas of our lives.

Understanding shalom is a KEY to realizing how God intends to use you in the restoration of his creation.

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