“For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete. For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down” (2 Corinthians 13:9-10).
Pray that you may be made complete. This is the goal, that we would be like Christ, that is, complete in Him. Come then and continue the journey into becoming like Christ and let nothing hinder you on this journey. Let those whom the Lord sends build you up that you may be strong in faith and join in the mutual good works the Lord intends for all who believe. Do these things willingly.
Lord, a new heart is required to be a person of faith. Lead me, Lord, in the way of life that I would walk willingly and humbly under Your guidance. Let me not become puffed up or vain, but grant a listening ear and a humble disposition that I may simply walk forward on the narrow path You have set before me. Let me be built up according to Your will and become complete as You intend.
Lord Jesus, You have come to us as One who is complete to lead those who follow into the completeness You are. Guide me this day, and whether learning, teaching, or both, guide me in the way You would have me go knowing that in You is all hope and an eternal future. May I be complete even as You are complete that in all things I may know and share in Your goodness. Amen.