Dear Jesus

In union with Me you are complete. In closeness to Me, you are transformed more and more into the one I designed you to be.

Dear Jesus,

I often feel incomplete, as if some vital part of me is missing. When this is just a feeling—not a conscious thought—I respond in many unproductive ways: foraging for food, looking for entertainment, searching for myself in the mirror, and so on. All the while, You are with me, patiently waiting for me to remember You. If I continue to go my own way—seeking satisfaction where there is none—I become increasingly frustrated. My agitated condition makes it hard for me to turn back to You, the only One who can complete me. I have found, though, that it is never too late to cry out, “Help me, Jesus!”

Beloved, when a child of Mine calls out to Me, I never fail to respond. I may not provide instant relief, as if I were just a genie, but I go to work immediately, setting in motion the conditions you need. I help you gain awareness of what you have been doing: seeking fulfillment in worldly ways. In response to your neediness, I offer you My glorious riches. When you have settled down enough to see clearly, I proffer Myself to you. I invite you to come near Me, where you can find completeness.

As you center your attention on Me, I draw closer to you. While you rest in the rarified air of My Presence, I bless you with My Peace. Though you are just a jar of clay, I fill you with My treasure: the Light of the knowledge of My Glory. This divine Light fills you to the brim—making you complete. It also transforms you, bit by bit, into the masterpiece I designed you to be.

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
~ James 1:4 

He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
~ Psalm 145:19

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.
~ James 4:7–8

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:6–7

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