To give a quick backstory, I used to give myself to a lot of things & people attempting to get happiness & contentment in life. I never achieved full contentment unending happiness or complete satisfaction in sex, drugs, alcohol, making money, or even relationships. I was in an endless search for wholeness because I felt a deep hunger so I was no longer “empty”. After searching, I filled the void in my heart mind body and soul in God who was their all along. Waiting for me to come back home to His heart. After finding true love in relationship with Him I will never be the same. It is vital for me to stay connected to Him. Nothing else is more fulfilling. I have discovered everything I read in the bible come to life and experienced the truth for myself. Maintaining close connection with God is so important to me because of my story. NO other relationship is as important. This realization has brought me to this…
Depending on anything or anyone else but God (real life/love) to sustain fulfill or complete you results in death (separation from God). Just like a branch that is attached to nothing is detached from the vine (that brings life) and is destroyed, we are to be joined and connected to Christ (life abundantly) eternally fastened, securely attached, coupled closely, united in purpose, linked in truth, fused together by unfailing love, combined as one in deed thought and beliefs.
I am attached to a divine creator who has given me a divine purpose in life. He has appointed me for a special yet temporary duty while I exist on earth and designed me to fulfill it. God set me aside for a specific purpose to be coupled with His light and love to be one with His Spirit. I am a counterpart of Christ who is true life, holding my position as a daughter of the Most High. I am constantly functioning and corresponding to truth love and life. United in relationship we affect one another in order for me to transform, change, and be developed in character and behavior to be more like Him. Only God has control, hold, power, authority, domination and guidance over my thoughts actions and destiny. He alone determines the path I take and shapes me for His glory. He alone gives me significance and helps me experience the true meaning of life. He alone has access to move touch or change my feelings and emotions, heart and soul. He alone can make me whole.
2nd Corinthians 7:1
“Let us turn away from everything wrong within the body or spirit and purify… (remove unwanted elements to improve ourselves, make small changes to gain more and more clarity to be refreshed and unburdened.) As we surrender to God’s plan and purpose for us, become committed by trusting and living by faith in Him, living in wholesome fear of God & reverence, alert to His guiding voice and diligent in acknowledging Him daily)
We give the deepest parts of ourselves fully to him alone. Just like God freely gives us His life we freely give our lives, transferring complete possession of all we are in hope & faith to become all that He originally created & sacrificed for us to be. Restored to our true purpose and reason for being. He teaches us about our value and transforms our character to be like him as we turn from darkness to light we allow, permit, and grant truth love and life to come into our lives and run it! We supply him our lives mind words and actions & God molds and shapes our hearts and minds doing all of the work for us as we rest in trust.
All of this is not for ourselves although we will benefit from a changed restored life it is for others to benefit from so we can encourage inspire and help others do the same.