Praying for Fullness

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory , glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth….For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

John 1:14-16


It was a drenching moment for me that Advent.  A man in our church had just prayed the words of John 1:14-16 in a pre-service prayer meeting.  God granted me in that moment that the word “fullness” fill me.  It was an extraordinary experience.  There was a kind of Holy Spirit soaking.

I felt some measure of what the word really carries- the fullness of Christ.  I felt some of the wonder that I had indeed received grace upon grace from this fullness.  And I was at that moment receiving grace upon grace.  I felt right then that nothing would have been sweeter than to simply sit at his feet- or read my Bible-all afternoon and feel his fullness overflow.

From the introduction to The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, by John Piper.




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