Recently I did a word search on Bible Gateway on the word "whole." I was amazed that the Bible has 408 places it uses the word. Now I realize its used in ways that are not "Spiritual" but at the same time, it make me think of that word. What does it mean to be whole?
A friend of a friend recently wrote this book, "1 is a Whole Number." Emphasizing that as singles, we are whole, not incomplete because we do not have a spouse. But what does this mean that we are whole? There are plenty of days I do not feel whole. Between the stress of life in my work and family to meeting the demands of what is expected to trying to eat right, get enough sleep and exercise, how are you supposed to feel whole. Every day you are working so hard to just keep up with what is needed so you can end your day complete, whole, right?
Then God reminded me, yes, as a person on this sinful earth we are never complete because our bodies are broken. But as a believer, a follower of Christ, his death on the cross made us whole in HIM. Because are whole in Him, we are complete.
So stop working at trying to be whole, perfect and complete in your flesh, in your work, in your family and trust in the wholeness of His Spirit living in you for those who have trusted the Lord.