The Complete Woman - A 21st Century Woman of Grace
In a full and rich life like many of us lead, there are those satisfying moments here and there, when one thing is "complete" in our lives. That's why I love Jiffy Lube—they do a complete 16 point check of everything vital for my safety and the best operation of my car. So when I drive away that task is complete, all done, nothing left to do.
Things completed, give such a great feeling: a completed assignment so our work is done; a completely balanced diet so we are healthy; all our requirements completed, so the pressures are off…all of those feel so good.
The Joy of Completion
The dictionary defines this word so well:
com·plete adj., = Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; Having come to an end; concluded; Entire: a complete meal. Accomplished: a complete musician. Thorough; consummate: a complete coward. Caught in bounds by a receiver: a complete pass.
In our spiritual lives God says that we are ‘complete in Christ" (Col. 2:9).
Colossians 2:9-10 "For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power." NKJV
The word Paul used for complete is pleroo means ‘full or filled to the full'. That is one amazing spiritual truths we'd all do well to ponder for long enough, until we started realizing that all we need for life and godliness God has overflowed into our lives through Christ. We know that, believe that, rest in that—and then often feel so incomplete on a day-to-day basis.
Have you ever felt less than ‘complete'? Are their parts of your life that you are unsure about what it is exactly that God wants for you? Anything that is important to God that involves our life—He has clearly explained His wishes.
God has left a complete way of life for us in His Word.
Anything that God desires for us to know and do—He has written down and given to us.
And, for every woman and young woman who are believers today, God has reduced your items needed to be ‘complete' to a list containing just 33 words in the Greek language.
That complete list of God's expectations for women to completely please Him by their daily lives contains just 12 qualities every woman is to use to measure their lives against. Today we can read that amazing list found in God's Word at Titus 2:
Titus 2:3-5 " the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed." NKJV