29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ (Romans 15).
The word “fullness” comes from a word describing a ship that is filled with supplies, merchandise, sailors, oarsmen, and soldiers—everything needed to provide health and safety for passengers on route to their destination. Thus, Paul was expressing a certainty that he would indeed arrive in Rome. Why was he so confident? Because he knew he was “in the fullness of the blessing of Christ”—that is, he knew he had the blessing of Christ to go there. He knew he was in the will of God.
Could there be a greater blessing in our lives than to know without a shadow of a doubt that we have “the blessing of Christ” in our lives? That we go about our daily lives with the confidence of knowing we are in the will of God? How many times a day do we even ask such a question? “Am I in the will of God right now? Am I doing what God wants me to do right now? Am I walking ‘in the fullness of the blessing of Christ?’ Is Christ indeed pleased with me?”
Lord, thank You that we can indeed know we are “in the fullness” of Your blessing in our lives. Thank You for showing us when we are not, and thank You for helping us to get back into that fullness of blessing. Help us This Day to live “in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.” Amen.