‘‘...The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)...’’ - John 10:10 (AMP).
Through Jesus coming and giving up His life for us, we can have and enjoy life – to the full. We can have it in abundance.
Everything of Christ’s nature is available to us. Every good gift and blessing we can know when we are in relationship with Jesus.
The enemy comes and tries to steal it away from us. He tries to bring confusion and unbelief to our minds, and a lack of understanding of God and His ways.
For if we truly understand all that God has for us and all we can be in Him, we could do mighty things for God.
Satan knows this, so he often attacks us in our minds – bringing doubt and a sense of inadequacy. But Jesus won the victory through His resurrection and wants to give us life in abundance. Let us today come into all that the Lord has in store for us – and send Satan packing.
Abundant and a full life doesn’t always mean a life of money riches or ‘things’, but of actually living. We are made to be in relationships, and they are to build us up not tear us down.
An American music group ‘Casting Crowns’ sing this...
‘‘We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives,
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive’’
God offers us an abundant life through our faith and love for Jesus Christ.
~ Contributed by Captain Sandra Edge of the Salvation Army, on behalf of the Combined Churches of Deniliquin.