In 1996, the somewhat romantic comedy film “Jerry Maguire” was a smash hit at the box office. One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when Jerry tells his girlfriend, Dorothy, “I love you… You complete me.” That phrase, or some variation of it, has been repeated probably millions of times by people who are searching for their soulmate or who think they have found that special someone. Perhaps, you have even said something similar once or twice yourself. Even married couples sometimes refer to their spouse as their “better half”, implying that they are not whole without the other person.
At some point in our lives, everyone will feel a sense of emptiness or incompleteness. However, this does not indicate that we are simply in need of a romantic partner. In fact, many people who desire to be married and who are actively searching for someone to marry go through life single because they feel that they have never met that person who “completes” them. As relationship expert Jane Garapick says, those who are looking for someone to “complete them” often feel as though their life has no direction or purpose when they are not in a relationship or they have an emotional emptiness that they are looking for someone else to fill.
The problem with looking for someone else to “complete” you or fill a need in your life is that, often, that other person is looking for someone to “complete them” as well. They are looking to you to fill a need in their life! And there is no way two incomplete people can complete each other.
Today, I want to tell you about Someone whom you can find completeness in — complete happiness, complete joy, complete contentment, complete peace, complete fulfillment, and complete assurance about your life today and your future. His name is Jesus Christ. And the Bible tells us that those who know Him “are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Another translation of the same verse says that “you are filled [or fulfilled] in Him.” In other words, once you have Jesus Christ, you do not need anyone else to fulfill you or complete you.
The Bible also encourages us to get “to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
You can be full and complete in life without depending on another human being to make you that way. All you need is the love of God which is shown through Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us about this love when it says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” And that is exactly what Jesus Christ did for you and me.
Blaise Pascal said, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” Jesus Christ is the only Person who can fill the void, the emptiness, in your heart and soul. He is the peace, joy, hope, love, and fulfillment that you are missing in life. Today, He wants to fill that void in your heart and soul. Without Him — no matter who else you may begin a relationship with — you will always feel in complete. Jesus Christ wants to complete you today. Allow me to show you how you can receive Him into life your today:
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!
MUSICAL SELECTION: “Jesus, You’re All I Need” by Hillsong